Hebrews 11:2

2 This is what the ancients were commended for.

Hebrews 11:2 in Other Translations

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
2 For by it the people of old received their commendation.
2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.
2 The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.
2 For by it our ancestors were approved.

Hebrews 11:2 In-Context

1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
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 brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
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.

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