Hebrews 11:3

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.

Hebrews 11:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
ESV
3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
NLT
3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
MSG
3 By faith, we see the world called into existence by God's word, what we see created by what we don't see.
CSB
3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible.

Hebrews 11:3 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.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 1; John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2; 2 Peter 3:5
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