Parallel Bible results for Hebrews 11:1-3; Hebrews 11:8-16

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Hebrews 11:1-3

NIV 1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. NRS 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. NIV 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. NRS 2 Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. NIV 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. NRS 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.

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Hebrews 11:8-16

NIV 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. NRS 8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. NIV 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. NRS 9 By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. NIV 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. NRS 10 For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. NIV 11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. NRS 11 By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old—and Sarah herself was barren—because he considered him faithful who had promised. NIV 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. NRS 12 Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, "as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore." NIV 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, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. NRS 13 All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, NIV 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. NRS 14 for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. NIV 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. NRS 15 If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind, they would have had opportunity to return. NIV 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. NRS 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them.