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Hebrews 11 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And faith is of things hoped for a confidence, of matters not seen a conviction, 1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 for in this were the elders testified of; 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 by faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by a saying of God, in regard to the things seen not having come out of things appearing; 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 a better sacrifice did Abel offer to God than Cain, through which he was testified to be righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and through it, he being dead, doth yet speak. 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 -- not to see death, and was not found, because God did translate him; for before his translation he had been testified to -- that he had pleased God well, 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 apart from faith it is impossible to please well, for it behoveth him who is coming to God to believe that He is, and to those seeking Him He becometh a rewarder. 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, having been divinely warned concerning the things not yet seen, having feared, did prepare an ark to the salvation of his house, through which he did condemn the world, and of the righteousness according to faith he became heir. 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, did obey, to go forth to the place that he was about to receive for an inheritance, and he went forth, not knowing whither he doth go; 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 did sojourn in the land of the promise as a strange country, in tabernacles having dwelt with Isaac and Jacob, fellow-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 was looking for the city having the foundations, whose artificer and constructor [is] God. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11 By faith also Sarah herself did receive power to conceive seed, and she bare after the time of life, seeing she did judge Him faithful who did promise; 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 from one were begotten -- and that of one who had become dead -- as the stars of the heaven in multitude, and as sand that [is] by the sea-shore -- the 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 In faith died all these, not having received the promises, but from afar having seen them, and having been persuaded, and having saluted [them], and having confessed that strangers and sojourners they are upon 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 those saying such things make manifest that they seek a country; 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
15 and if, indeed, they had been mindful of that from which they came forth, they might have had 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 now they long for a better, that is, an heavenly, wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for He did prepare 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 hath offered up Isaac, being tried, and the only begotten he did offer up who did receive 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 of whom it was said -- `In Isaac shall a seed be called to thee;' 18 even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
19 reckoning that even out of the dead God is able to raise up, whence also in a figure he did receive [him]. 19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
20 By faith, concerning coming things, Isaac did bless Jacob and Esau; 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21 by faith Jacob dying -- each of the sons of Joseph did bless, and did bow down upon 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 dying, concerning the outgoing of the sons of Israel did make mention, and concerning his bones did give command. 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, having been born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw the child comely, and were not afraid of the decree 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, having become great, did refuse to be called a son of the daughter of Pharaoh, 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
25 having chosen rather to be afflicted with the people of God, than to have sin's pleasure for a season, 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 greater wealth having reckoned the reproach of the Christ than the treasures in Egypt, for he did look to the recompense of 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 behind, not having been afraid of the wrath of the king, for, as seeing the Invisible One -- he endured; 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 kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that He who is destroying the first-born 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 did pass through the Red Sea as through dry land, which the Egyptians having received a trial of, 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 did fall, having been surrounded 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 with those who disbelieved, having received 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 will fail me recounting about Gideon, Barak also, and Samson, and Jephthah, David also, and 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 through faith did subdue kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped 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 power of fire, escaped the mouth of the sword, were made powerful out of infirmities, became strong in battle, caused to give way camps of the aliens. 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 by a rising again their dead, and others were tortured, not accepting the redemption, that a better rising again they might receive, 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 of mockings and scourgings did receive trial, and yet of bonds and imprisonment; 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison.
37 they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tried; in the killing of the sword they died; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins -- being destitute, afflicted, injuriously 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; in deserts wandering, and [in] mountains, and [in] caves, and [in] the holes 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 been testified to through the 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 for us something better having provided, that apart from us they might not be made perfect. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.