Hebrews 11
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1Now faith is [the] substance of things hoped for, [the] proof of matters not being seen, 2for by this, the elders were well-attested.

3By faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by a saying of God, in regard to the things seen having not come out of things appearing.

4By faith Abel offered a better sacrifice to God than Cain, through which he was testified to be righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and through it, he being dead, yet speaks. 5By faith Enoch was translated—not to see death, and was not found, because God translated him; for before his translation he had been testified to—that he had pleased God well, 6and apart from faith it is impossible to please [Him], for it is required of him who is coming to God to believe that He exists and [that] He becomes a rewarder to those seeking Him. 7By faith Noah, having been divinely warned concerning the things not yet seen, having feared, prepared an ark to the salvation of his house, through which he condemned the world, and he became heir of the righteousness according to faith.

8By faith Abraham, being called, obeyed, to go forth into the place that he was about to receive for an inheritance, and he went forth, not knowing to where he goes. 9By faith he sojourned in the land of the promise as a strange country, having dwelt in dwelling places with Isaac and Jacob, fellow-heirs of the same promise, 10for he was looking for the city having the foundations, whose craftsman and constructor [is] God. 11And by faith Sarah, herself barren, received power to conceive seed even after the time of life, seeing she judged Him who promised faithful; 12for this reason, also, from one—and that of one who had become dead—were begotten as the stars of the sky in multitude, and innumerable as the sand that [is] by the seashore.

13All these died in faith, having not received the promises, but having seen them from afar, and having been persuaded, and having greeted [them], and having confessed that they are strangers and sojourners on the earth, 14for those saying such things make apparent that they seek a country; 15and if, indeed, they had been mindful of that from which they came forth, they might have had an opportunity to return, 16but now they long for better, that is, heavenly, for this reason God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for He prepared a city for them.

17By faith Abraham has offered up Isaac, being tried, even the [one] having received the promises offered up his only begotten, 18of whom it was said, “In Isaac will your Seed be called,” 19reckoning that God is even able to raise up out of the dead, from where also in a figurative sense he received [him].

20By faith, concerning coming things, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. 21By faith Jacob, dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph and worshiped on the top of his staff. 22By faith Joseph, dying, made mention concerning the outgoing of the sons of Israel, and gave command concerning his bones.

23By faith Moses, having been born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw the child beautiful, and were not afraid of the decree of the king. 24By faith Moses, having become great, refused to be called a son of the daughter of Pharaoh, 25having chosen rather to be afflicted with the people of God, than to have sin’s pleasure for a season, 26having reckoned the reproach of the Christ greater wealth than the treasures in Egypt, for he looked to the repayment of reward. 27By faith he left Egypt behind, having not been afraid of the wrath of the king, for as seeing the Invisible One—he endured. 28By faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, so that He who is destroying the firstborn might not touch them. 29By faith they passed through the Red Sea as through dry land, which having made an attempt [to cross], the Egyptians were swallowed up.

30By faith the walls of Jericho fell, having been surrounded for seven days.

31By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who disbelieved, having received the spies with peace.

32And what yet will I say? For the time will fail me recounting about Gideon, also Barak, and Samson, and Jephthah, also David, and Samuel, and the prophets, 33who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped mouths of lions, 34quenched the power of fire, escaped the mouth of the sword, were made powerful out of weakness, became strong in battle, caused armies of the foreigners to give way; 35women received their dead by a resurrection, and others were tortured, not accepting the redemption, that they might receive a better resurrection, 36and others received trial of mockings and scourgings, and yet of bonds and imprisonment; 37they were stoned, they were sawn apart, they were tried; they died in the killing of the sword; they went around in sheepskins, in goatskins—being destitute, afflicted, injuriously treated, 38of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in deserts, and mountains, and caves, and the holes of the earth;

39and all these, having been testified to through faith, did not receive the promise, 40God, having provided something better for us, that apart from us they might not be made perfect.

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