(A)[a]Through faith we understand that the world was ordained by the word of God, so that the things which we [b]see, are not made of things which did appear.

[c]By faith Abel (B)offered unto God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by (C)the which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: by the which faith also he being dead, yet speaketh.

[d]By faith was (D)Enoch translated, that he should not [e]see death: neither was he found: for God had translated him: for before he was translated, he was reported of, that he had pleased God.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 11:3 He showeth the propriety of faith, by setting unto us most piked examples of such as from the beginning of the world excelled in the Church.
  2. Hebrews 11:3 So that the world which we see, was not made of any matter that appeared or was before, but of nothing.
  3. Hebrews 11:4 Abel.
  4. Hebrews 11:5 Enoch.
  5. Hebrews 11:5 That he should not die.

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command,(A) so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended(B) as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings.(C) And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.(D)

By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.”[a](E) For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 11:5 Gen. 5:24

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