Hebrews 11:1-19 Darby’s Translation

Faith

11 1  Now faith is [the] substantiating of things hoped for, [the] conviction of things not seen. 2  For in [the power of] this the elders have obtained testimony. 3  By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by [the] word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.

4  By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died, he yet speaks. 5  By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him; for before [his] translation he has the testimony that he had pleased God. 6  But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]. For he that draws near to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them who seek him out. 7  By faith, Noah, oracularly warned concerning things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which [is] according to faith. 8  By faith Abraham, being called, obeyed to go out into the place which he was to receive for an inheritance, and went out, not knowing where he was going. 9  By faith he sojourned as a stranger in the land of promise as a foreign country, having dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with [him] of the same promise; 10  for he waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is [the] artificer and constructor. 11  By faith also Sarah herself received strength for [the] conception of seed, and [that] beyond a seasonable age; since she counted him faithful who promised. 12  Wherefore also there have been born of one, and that of one become dead, even as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the countless sand which [is] by the sea shore. 13  All these died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them from afar off and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and sojourners on the earth. 14  For they who say such things shew clearly that they seek [their] country. 15  And if they had called to mind that from whence they went out, they had had opportunity to have returned; 16  but now they seek a better, that is, a heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he has prepared for them a city. 17  By faith Abraham, [when] tried, offered up Isaac, and he who had received to himself the promises offered up his only begotten [son], 18  as to whom it had been said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19  counting that God [was] able to raise [him] even from among [the] dead, whence also he received him in a figure.


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