Hebrews 11:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Hebrews 11:24, NIV: By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.

Hebrews 11:24, ESV: By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

Hebrews 11:24, KJV: By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

Hebrews 11:24, NASB: By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

Hebrews 11:24, NLT: It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter.

Hebrews 11:24, CSB: By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter

What does Hebrews 11:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This section of the book of Hebrews lists examples of Old Testament figures who demonstrated true, godly faith. This kind of faith, according to the writer, is a trust in God, which looks beyond current circumstances, and around the unknown, relying on God to deliver His promises in His own time (Hebrews 11:1–3, 10). Examples given so far have included men like Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, all of whom died expressing their faith that God would keep His word to their descendants (Hebrews 11:20–22). The writer has also mentioned Abraham, perhaps the most vivid example of this kind of informed, trusting, obedient faith in God (Hebrews 11:17–19).

Moses also faced an immediate, personal choice regarding His trust in God. As an adopted son of the daughter of the Egyptian king (Exodus 2:1–10), Moses could have kept himself separate from the oppression and shame of his birth people, the nation of Israel (Exodus 1:8–14). Instead, he took sides with Israel rather than Egypt. Unfortunately, Moses' first recorded action along those lines was the killing of an Egyptian who was beating an Israeli slave (Exodus 2:11–12), an act which forced him to flee the country (Exodus 2:13–15). The mention of Moses' attitude, given here in the book of Hebrews, indicates that this was not a spur-of-the-moment action by Moses. Rather, he seems to have fully embraced his Jewish heritage, rather than rejecting it in favor of a life of luxury in the Egyptian palace (Hebrews 11:25).