Hebrews 11:1-11 NIV

By Faith

1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for1 and certain of what we do not see.2

References for Hebrews 11:1

2 This is what the ancients were commended for.3

References for Hebrews 11:2

      3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command,4 so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

      References for Hebrews 11:3

      4 By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended5 as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings.6 And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.7

      References for Hebrews 11:4

      5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away.8 For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.

      References for Hebrews 11:5

      6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him9 must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

      References for Hebrews 11:6

      7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen,10 in holy fear built an ark11 to save his family.12 By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.13

      References for Hebrews 11:7

      8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance,14 obeyed and went,15 even though he did not know where he was going.

      References for Hebrews 11:8

      9 By faith he made his home in the promised land16 like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents,17 as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.18

      References for Hebrews 11:9

      10 For he was looking forward to the city19 with foundations,20 whose architect and builder is God.21

      References for Hebrews 11:10

      11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren22--was enabled to become a father23 because hea considered him faithful24 who had made the promise.

      References for Hebrews 11:11

        • a 11:11 - Or "By faith even Sarah, who was past age, was enabled to bear children because she"