Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of 1things not seen.
For by it the people of old received their commendation.
By faith we understand that the universe was created by 2the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of 3things that are visible.
By faith 4Abel offered to God 5a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And 6through his faith, though he died, he 7still speaks.
By faith 8Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God 9must believe that he exists and 10that he rewards those who seek him.
By faith 11Noah, being warned by God concerning 12events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of 13the righteousness that comes by faith.
By faith 14Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place 15that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.