Parallel Bible results for Hebrews 11:1-19

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Hebrews 11:1-19

GNT 1 To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. NIV 1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. GNT 2 It was by their faith that people of ancient times won God's approval. NIV 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. GNT 3 It is by faith that we understand that the universe was created by God's word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen. 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. GNT 4 It was faith that made Abel offer to God a better sacrifice than Cain's. Through his faith he won God's approval as a righteous man, because God himself approved of his gifts. By means of his faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. NIV 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. GNT 5 It was faith that kept Enoch from dying. Instead, he was taken up to God, and nobody could find him, because God had taken him up. The scripture says that before Enoch was taken up, he had pleased God. NIV 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. GNT 6 No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him. NIV 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. GNT 7 It was faith that made Noah hear God's warnings about things in the future that he could not see. He obeyed God and built a boat in which he and his family were saved. As a result, the world was condemned, and Noah received from God the righteousness that comes by faith. NIV 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 is in keeping with faith. GNT 8 It was faith that made Abraham obey when God called him to go out to a country which God had promised to give him. He left his own country without knowing where he was going. 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. GNT 9 By faith he lived as a foreigner in the country that God had promised him. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who received the same promise from God. 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. GNT 10 For Abraham was waiting for the city which God has designed and built, the city with permanent foundations. NIV 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. GNT 11 It was faith that made Abraham able to become a father, even though he was too old and Sarah herself could not have children. He trusted God to keep his promise. 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. GNT 12 Though Abraham was practically dead, from this one man came as many descendants as there are stars in the sky, as many as the numberless grains of sand on the seashore. 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. GNT 13 It was in faith that all these persons died. They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth. 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. GNT 14 Those who say such things make it clear that they are looking for a country of their own. NIV 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. GNT 15 They did not keep thinking about the country they had left; if they had, they would have had the chance to return. NIV 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. GNT 16 Instead, it was a better country they longed for, the heavenly country. And so God is not ashamed for them to call him their God, because he has prepared a city for them. 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. GNT 17 It was faith that made Abraham offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice. NIV 17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, GNT 18 God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that you will have the descendants I promised." NIV 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” GNT 19 Abraham reckoned that God was able to raise Isaac from death - and, so to speak, Abraham did receive Isaac back from death. NIV 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

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