1 Now is the afaith of things bsubstance for, the choped of things not seen. devidence
2 For by it the elders a good aobtained . breport
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were by the aframed of God, so that things which bword are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith offered unto God a more excellent aAbel than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. bsacrifice
5 By faith was aEnoch that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this btranslated , that he pleased God. ctestimony
6 But without afaith it is impossible to please him: for he that to God must believe that he is, and bcometh that he is a of them that crewarder ddiligently him. eseek
7 By faith , being aNoah of God of things not seen as yet, bwarned , prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the cmoved with fear which is by faith. drighteousness
8 By faith , when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an aAbraham , binheritance ; and he went out, not cobeyed whither he went. dknowing
9 By faith he in the asojourned of bland , as cpromise in a strange country, dwelling in with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: dtabernacles
10 For he looked for a which hath foundations, whose builder and maker acity is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in , and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. amultitude
13 These all died in faith, not having received the , but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of apromises them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were and pilgrims on the earth. bstrangers
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a . acountry
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. , acountry
17 By Abraham, when he was afaith , btried Isaac: and he that had received the coffered up offered up his only begotten dpromises son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in shall thy aIsaac be called: bseed
19 that God aAccounting was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. ablessed
21 By faith , when he was aJacob a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith , when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. aJoseph
23 By faith , when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw aMoses he was a child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. bproper
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the of Pharaoh’s daughter; ason
25 Choosing rather to affliction with the asuffer of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; bpeople
26 Esteeming the of Christ greater areproach than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. briches
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the , and the sprinkling of apassover , lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. bblood
29 By faith they passed through the as by dry aRed sea land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. awalls
31 By the harlot afaith perished not with bRahab , when she had received the spies with peace. cthem that believed not
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of , and aBarak of Samson, and of ; bJephthae of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained , stopped the mouths of apromises , blions
34 Quenched the violence of , escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made afire , waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. bstrong
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting ; that they might obtain adeliverance : ba better resurrection
36 And others had trial of acruel and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: bmockings
37 They were , they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; astoned
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a agood through faith, received not the promise: breport
40 having aGod some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made bprovided . cperfect