Hebrews 11:2
Good News Translation
It was by their faith that people of ancient times won God's approval.

Contemporary English Version
It was their faith that made our ancestors pleasing to God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For by this the ancients obtained a testimony.

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For by this the ancients obtained a testimony.

the elders.

Hebrews 11:4-39 By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice exceeding that of Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was just, God giving testimony to his gifts. And by it he being dead yet speaketh. . . .

Context
Faith and Assurance
1Now, faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. 2For by this the ancients obtained a testimony. 3By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God: that from invisible things visible things might be made.…
Cross References
Hebrews 1:1
God, who, at sundry times and in divers manners, spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all,

Hebrews 11:4
By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice exceeding that of Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was just, God giving testimony to his gifts. And by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Hebrews 11:39
And all these, being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the promise:

Additional Translations
This is why the ancients were commended.

For in this the ancients were commended.

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

For therein the elders had witness borne to them.

For in [the power of] this the elders have obtained testimony.

For therein the elders had witness borne to them.

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

For by it the saints of old won God's approval.

For by this, the elders obtained testimony.

for in this were the elders testified of;
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