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

The Examples of Abel, Enoch, and Noah

By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable[b] sacrifice than Cain’s. Through this he received approval as righteous, God himself giving approval to his gifts; he died, but through his faith[c] he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken so that he did not experience death; and ‘he was not found, because God had taken him.’ For it was attested before he was taken away that ‘he had pleased God.’

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 11:3 Or was not made out of visible things
  2. Hebrews 11:4 Gk greater
  3. Hebrews 11:4 Gk through it
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