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.