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Hebrews 11 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now faith is [the] substantiating of things hoped for, [the] conviction of things not seen. 1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 For in [the power of] this the elders have obtained testimony. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by [the] word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear. 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 faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died, he yet speaks. 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 faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him; for before [his] translation he has the testimony that he had pleased 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 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]. For he that draws near to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them 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 faith, Noah, oracularly warned concerning things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which [is] according to faith. 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 faith Abraham, being called, obeyed to go out into the place which he was to receive for an inheritance, and went out, not 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 faith he sojourned as a stranger in the land of promise as a foreign country, having dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with [him] of the same promise; 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 waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is [the] artificer and constructor. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11 By faith also Sarah herself received strength for [the] conception of seed, and [that] beyond a seasonable age; since she counted him faithful who promised. 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 Wherefore also there have been born of one, and that of one become dead, even as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the countless sand which [is] by the sea shore. 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 died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them from afar off and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and sojourners 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 they who say such things shew clearly that they seek [their] country. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
15 And if they had called to mind that from whence they went out, they had had opportunity to have returned; 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.
16 but now they seek a better, that is, a heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed of them, 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 faith Abraham, [when] tried, offered up Isaac, and he who had received to himself the promises offered up his only begotten [son], 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 as to whom it had been said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called: 18 even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
19 counting that God [was] able to raise [him] even from among [the] dead, whence also he received him in a figure. 19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21 By faith Jacob [when] dying blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshipped on the top of his staff. 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 faith Joseph [when] dying called to mind the going forth of the sons of Israel, and gave commandment concerning 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 faith Moses, being born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw the child beautiful; and they did not fear the injunction of the king. 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 faith Moses, when he had become great, refused to be called 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 choosing rather to suffer affliction along with the people of God than to have [the] temporary pleasure 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 esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he had respect to the recompense. 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 faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he persevered, as seeing him who is invisible. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
28 By faith he celebrated the passover and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. 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 faith they passed through the Red sea as through dry land; of which the Egyptians having made trial were swallowed 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 faith the walls of Jericho fell, having been encircled for seven days. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.
31 By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with the unbelieving, having received the spies in peace. 31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
32 And what more do I say? For the time would fail me telling of Gideon, and Barak, and Samson, and Jephthah, and David and Samuel, and of 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 by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped lions' mouths, 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, became strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, made [the] armies of strangers give way. 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 their dead again by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted deliverance, that they might get 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 and others underwent trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, and of bonds and imprisonment. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison.
37 They were stoned, were sawn asunder, were tempted, died by the death of the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, evil treated, 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 (of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and [in] dens and caverns of the earth. 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
39 And these all, having obtained witness through faith, did not receive the promise, 39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.
40 God having foreseen some better thing for us, that they should not be made perfect without us. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.