By faith we understand that the universe was[a] created by God’s command,[b](A) so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible.

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.(B)

By faith Enoch was taken away so he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away.[c] For prior to his removal he was approved, since he had pleased God.(C)

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  1. Hebrews 11:3 Or the worlds were, or the ages were
  2. Hebrews 11:3 Or word
  3. Hebrews 11:5 Gn 5:21-24

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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