By faith we understand that the a1worlds were prepared2by the word of God, so that what is seen3was not made out of things which are visible.
By faith4Abeloffered to God a bettersacrificethanCain, throughwhich he 5obtained the testimony that he was righteous, Godtestifyingbabout his 6gifts, and throughcfaith, though 7he is dead, he stillspeaks.
By faith8Enoch was taken up so that he would not 9seedeath; 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 10comes to Godmustbelieve that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
By faith11Noah, being 12warned by God about13things not yetseen, d14in reverence15prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of 16the righteousness which is according to faith.
By faith17Abraham, when he was called, obeyedeby going out to a placewhich he was to 18receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowingwhere he was going.
By faith he lived as an alien in 19the land of promise, as in a foreign land, 20dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, 21fellowheirs of the samepromise;
for he was looking for 22the citywhichhas23foundations, 24whosearchitect and builder is God.
By faitheven25Sarahherselfreceivedfability to conceive , evenbeyond the propertime of life, since she considered Him 26faithful who had promised.
12Therefore there was borneven of oneman, and 27him as good as deadgat that, as many descendants 28AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.
1329Allthesedied in faith, 30withoutreceiving the promises, but 31having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and 32having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.