Hebrews 11:1-6 LEB

Examples of Faith in Action

1 Now faith is the realization of what is hoped for, the proof of things not seen.

References for Hebrews 11:1

      2 For by this the people of old were approved.
      3 By faith we understand the worlds were created by the word of God, in order that what is seen did not come into existence from what is visible.
      4 By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by which he was approved that he was righteous, [because]a God approved [him] for his gifts, and through itb he still speaks, [although he]c is dead.

      References for Hebrews 11:4

        • ¾ 11:4 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the temporal participle ("was")
        • ¿ 11:4 - I.e., his faith
        • À 11:4 - *Here "[although]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("is dead") which is understood as concessive
          5 By faith Enoch was taken up, so that he did not experience death, and he was not found, because God took him up. For before his removal, he had been approved {as having been pleasing}d to God.

          References for Hebrews 11:5

            • Á 11:5 - Literally "to be pleasing"
              6 Now without faith [it is] impossible to please [him], for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and is a rewarder of those who seek him.