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Hebrews 11 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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By Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:1 -

Now faith is the [fn]assurance of things [fn]hoped for, the [fn]conviction of things not seen.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:2 - For by it the [fn]men of old [fn]gained approval.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:3 -

By faith we understand that the [fn]worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

(Gen 4:1–16; 5:18–24; 6:5—8:22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:4 - By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he was approved as being righteous—God approving [fn]his gifts—and through [fn]faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:5 - By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for prior to being taken up, he was approved as being pleasing to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who draws near to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:7 - By faith Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, [fn]in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
(Gen 15:1–6; 21:1–7 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:8 -

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed [fn]by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:9 - By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:10 - for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:11 - By faith even Sarah herself [fn]received [fn]ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she regarded Him faithful who had promised.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:12 - Therefore there were born even of one man, and him as good as dead [fn]at that, as many AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:13 -

All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:14 - For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:15 - And indeed if they had been remembering that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:16 - But now, they aspire to a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not [fn]ashamed to be called their God, for He prepared a city for them.
(Gen 22:1–14; 48:8–16; 50:22–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:17 -

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only son,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:18 - to whom it was said, “IN ISAAC YOUR SEED SHALL BE CALLED.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:19 - [fn]He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which, [fn]figuratively speaking, he also received him back.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:20 - By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:21 - By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and WORSHIPED, leaning ON THE TOP OF HIS STAFF.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:22 - By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave commands concerning his bones.
(Exo 2:1–10; 12:31–51 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:23 -

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:24 - By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:25 - choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:26 - regarding the reproach of [fn]Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:27 - By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the rage of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:28 - By faith he [fn]kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:29 - By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land, and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were [fn]drowned.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:30 -

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:31 - By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after welcoming the spies [fn]in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:32 -

And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I recount Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, as well as David and Samuel and the prophets,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:33 - who through faith conquered kingdoms, performed righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:34 - quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong from weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:35 - Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their [fn]release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:36 - and others [fn]experienced mockings and floggings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:37 - They were stoned, they were sawn in two, [fn]they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword. They went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, mistreated
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:38 - (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in desolate places and mountains and caves and holes [fn]in the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:39 -

And all these, having [fn]gained approval through their faith, did not receive [fn]what was promised,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:40 - because God had [fn]provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
LSB Footnotes
Or substance
Or expected
Or evidence
Lit elders
Lit obtained a good testimony
Lit ages
By receiving his gifts
Lit it
Lit having become reverent
Lit to go out
Some mss add being barren
Lit power for the laying down of seed
Lit in these things
Lit ashamed of them, to be
Lit Considering
Lit in a parable
Lit has kept
Lit swallowed up
Lit with
Lit redemption
Lit received the trial of
One early ms omits they were tempted
Lit of
Lit obtained a testimony
Lit the promise
Or foreseen

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