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Hebrews 11:1–2

By Faith

11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of ethings not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.

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Hebrews 11:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. For therein the elders had witness borne to them.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Now faith is the substantiating of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For in the power of this the elders have obtained testimony.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see. God accepted our ancestors because of their faith.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. For our ancestors won God’s approval by it.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Now faith is the realization of what is hoped for, the proof of things not seen. For by this the people of old were approved.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see. That is what the people of long ago were praised for.

Hebrews 11:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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

For by it the men of old gained approval.