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1 Now, faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. 1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 For by this the ancients obtained a testimony. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God: that from invisible things visible things might be made. 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 sacrifice exceeding that of Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was just, God giving testimony to his gifts. And by it he being dead yet speaketh. 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 Henoch was translated that he should not see death: and he was not found because God had translated him. For before his translation he had testimony that he 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 God. For he that cometh to God must believe that he is: and is a rewarder to them that seek him. 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 Noe, having received an answer concerning those things which as yet were not seen, moved with fear, framed the ark for the saving of his house: by the which he condemned the world and was instituted heir of the justice which is by 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 he that is called Abraham obeyed to go out into a place which he was to receive for an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing whither he went. 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 abode in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in cottages, with Isaac and Jacob, the co-heirs 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 looked for a city that hath foundations: whose builder and maker is God. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11 By faith also Sara herself, being barren, received strength to conceive seed, even past the time of age: because she believed that he was faithful who had 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 For which cause there sprung even from one (and him as good as dead) as the stars of heaven in multitude and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. 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 according to faith, not having received the promises but beholding them afar off and saluting them and confessing that they are pilgrims and strangers 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 that say these things do signify that they seek a country. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that from whence they came out, they had doubtless, time to return. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.
16 But now they desire a better, that is to say, a heavenly country. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath 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 he was tried, offered Isaac: and he that had received 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 (To whom it was said: In Isaac shalt thy seed be called:) 18 even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
19 Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Whereupon also he received him for a parable. 19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
20 By faith also of things to come Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21 By faith Jacob, dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph and adored the top of his rod. 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 he was dying, made mention of the going out of the children 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, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents: because they saw he was a comely babe, and they feared not the king’s edict. 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 was grown up, denied himself to be the son of Pharao’s daughter: 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
25 Rather choosing to be afflicted with the people of God than to have the pleasure of sin for a time: 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 Christ greater riches than the treasure of the Egyptians. For he looked unto 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 faith he left Egypt, not fearing the fierceness of the king: for he endured, as seeing him that 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 pasch and the shedding of the blood: that he who destroyed 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 by dry land: which the Egyptians attempting, 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 down, by the going round them 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 perished not with the unbelievers, receiving the spies with peace. 31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
32 And what shall I yet say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, Barac, Samson, Jephthe, David, Samuel, 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 by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, put to flight the armies of foreigners. 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 raised to life again. But others were racked, not accepting deliverance, that they might find 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 had trial of mockeries and stripes: moreover also of bands and prisons. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison.
37 They were stoned, they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they were put to death by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being in want, distressed, afflicted: 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, in mountains and in dens and in caves 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 all these, being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the promise: 39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.
40 God providing some better thing for us, that they should not be perfected without us. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.