1Nowfaith is the a1assurance of things b2hoped for, the cconviction of 3things not seen.
For by it the 4men of oldd5gainedapproval.
By faith we understand that the e6worlds were prepared7by the word of God, so that what is seen8was not made out of things which are visible.
By faith9Abeloffered to God a bettersacrificethanCain, throughwhich he 10obtained the testimony that he was righteous, Godtestifyingfabout his 11gifts, and throughgfaith, though 12he is dead, he stillspeaks.
By faith13Enoch was taken up so that he would not 14seedeath; AND HE WAS NOT FOUNDBECAUSEGODTOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his beingtaken up he was pleasing to God.
And withoutfaith it is impossible to please Him, for he who 15comes to Godmustbelieve that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
By faith16Noah, being 17warned by God about18things not yetseen, h19in reverence20prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of 21the righteousness which is according to faith.
By faith22Abraham, when he was called, obeyediby going out to a placewhich he was to 23receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowingwhere he was going.
By faith he lived as an alien in 24the land of promise, as in a foreign land, 25dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, 26fellowheirs of the samepromise;
for he was looking for 27the citywhichhas28foundations, 29whosearchitect and builder is God.
By faitheven30Sarahherselfreceivedjability to conceive , evenbeyond the propertime of life, since she considered Him 31faithful who had promised.
12Therefore there was borneven of oneman, and 32him as good as deadkat that, as many descendants 33AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.
1334Allthesedied in faith, 35withoutreceiving the promises, but 36having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and 37having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
For those who saysuchthingsmake it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
And indeedif they had been lthinking of that country from which they went out, 38they would have hadopportunity to return.
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a 39heavenlyone. Therefore40God is not mashamed to be 41called their God; for 42He has prepared a city for them.
By faith43Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had 44received the promises was offering up his onlybegotten son;
it was he to whom it was said, "45IN ISAAC YOUR nDESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED."
19oHe considered that 46God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he alsoreceived him backpas a 47type.
By faith48IsaacblessedJacob and Esau, evenregardingthings to come.
By faith49Jacob, as he was dying, blessedeach of the sons of Joseph, and 50worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
By faith51Joseph, when he was dying, mademention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gaveordersconcerning his bones.
By faith52Moses, when he was born, was hidden for threemonths by his parents, because they saw he was a beautifulchild; and they were not afraid of the 53king'sedict.
By faithMoses, 54when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh'sdaughter,
25choosingrather to 55endureill-treatment with the people of Godthan to enjoy the passingpleasures of sin,
2656considering the reproach of qChristgreaterriches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the 57reward.
By faith he 58leftEgypt, not 59fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as 60seeing Him who is unseen.
By faith he r61kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that 62he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.
By faith they 63passedthrough the RedSea as though they were passing throughdryland; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were sdrowned.
By faith64the walls of Jerichofelldown65after they had been encircled for sevendays.
By faith66Rahab the harlot did not perishalong with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spiestin peace.
And whatmore shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of 67Gideon, 68Barak, 69Samson, 70Jephthah, of 71David and 72Samuel and the prophets,
33who by faith73conqueredkingdoms, 74performed acts of righteousness, 75obtainedpromises, 76shut the mouths of lions,
3477quenched the power of fire, 78escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were madestrong, 79becamemighty in war, 80putforeignarmies to flight.
3581Womenreceived back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their urelease, so that they might obtain a betterresurrection;
and othersvexperiencedmockings and scourgings, yes, also82chains and imprisonment.
They were 83stoned, they were 84sawn in two, wthey were tempted, they were 85put to death with the sword; they wentabout86in sheepskins, in goatskins , being destitute, afflicted, 87ill-treated38
(men of whom the world was not worthy ), 88wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holesxin the ground.
And allthese, having y89gainedapprovalthrough their faith, 90did not receivezwhat was promised,
because God had aaprovided91somethingbetter for us, so that 92apart from us they would not be madeperfect.