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Hebrews 11 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Trustingt is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see. 1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 It was for this that Scripture attested the merit of the people of old. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By trusting, we understand that the universe was created through a spoken word of God, so that what is seen did not come into being out of existing phenomena. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4 By trusting, Hevel offered a greater sacrifice than Kayin; because of this, he was attested as righteous, with God giving him this testimony on the ground of his gifts. Through having trusted, he still continues to speak, even though he is dead. 4 By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.
5 By trusting, Hanokh was taken away from this life without seeing death - "He was not to be found, because God took him away" - for he has been attested as having been, prior to being taken away, well pleasing to God. 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. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
6 And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7 By trusting, Noach, after receiving divine warning about things as yet unseen, was filled with holy fear and built an ark to save his household. Through this trusting, he put the world under condemnation and received the righteousness that comes from trusting. 7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
8 By trusting, Avraham obeyed, after being called to go outv to a place which God would give him as a possession; indeed, he went out without knowing where he was going. 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
9 By trusting, he lived as a temporary resident in the Land of the promise, as if it were not his, staying in tents with Yitz'chak and Ya'akov, who were to receive what was promised along with him. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
10 For he was looking forward to the city with permanent foundations, of which the architect and builder is God. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11 By trusting, he received potency to father a child, even when he was past the age for it, as was Sarah herself; because he regarded the One who had made the promise as trustworthy. 11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren--was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.
12 Therefore this one man, who was virtually dead, fathered descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky, and as countless as the grains of the sand on the seashore. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13 All these people kept on trusting until they died, without receiving what had been promised. They had only seen it and welcomed it from a distance, while acknowledging that they were aliens and temporary residents on the earth. 13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
14 For people who speak this way make it clear that they are looking for a fatherland. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
15 Now if they were to keep recalling the one they left, they would have an opportunity to return; 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.
16 but as it is, they aspire to a better fatherland, a heavenly one. This is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
17 By trusting, Avraham, when he was put to the test, offered up Yitz'chak as a sacrifice. Yes, he offered up his only son, he who had received the promises, 17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,
18 to whom it had been said, "What is called your 'seed' will be in Yitz'chak." 18 even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
19 For he had concluded that God could even raise people from the dead! And, figuratively speaking, he did so receive him. 19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
20 By trusting, Yitz'chak in his blessings over Ya'akov and Esav made reference to events yet to come. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21 By trusting, Ya'akov, when he was dying, blessed each of Yosef 's sons, leaning on his walking-stick as he bowed in prayer. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
22 By trusting, Yosef, near the end of his life, remembered about the Exodus of the people of Isra'el and gave instructions about what to do with his bones. 22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones.
23 By trusting, the parents of Moshe hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw that he was a beautiful child, and they weren't afraid of the king's decree. 23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
24 By trusting, Moshe, after he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
25 He chose being mistreated along with God's people rather than enjoying the passing pleasures of sin. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.
26 He had come to regard abuse suffered on behalf of the Messiah as greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he kept his eyes fixed on the reward. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
27 By trusting, he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered as one who sees the unseen. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
28 By trusting, he obeyed the requirements for the Pesach, including the smearing of the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Isra'el. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29 By trusting, they walked through the Red Sea as through dry land; when the Egyptians tried to do it, the sea swallowed them up. 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30 By trusting, the walls of Yericho fell down - after the people had marched around them for seven days. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.
31 By trusting, Rachav the prostitute welcomed the spies and therefore did not die along with those who were disobedient. 31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
32 What more should I say? There isn't time to tell about Gid'on, Barak, Shimshon, Yiftach, David, Sh'mu'el and the prophets; 32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets,
33 who, through trusting, conquered kingdoms, worked righteousness, received what was promised, shut the mouths of lions,c 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, had their weakness turned to strength, grew mighty in battle and routed foreign armies. 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
35 Women received back their dead resurrected; other people were stretched on the rack and beaten to death, refusing to be ransomed, so that they would gain a better resurrection. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
36 Others underwent the trials of being mocked and whipped, then chained and imprisoned. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison.
37 They were stoned, sawed in two, murdered by the sword; they went about clothed in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted, mistreated, 37 They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--
38 wandering about in deserts and mountains, living in caves and holes in the ground! The world was not worthy of them! 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
39 All of these had their merit attested because of their trusting. Nevertheless, they did not receive what had been promised, 39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.
40 because God had planned something better that would involve us, so that only with us would they be brought to the goal. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.