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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Footnotes

  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

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