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Letter to the Hebrews Chapter 11
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1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.|
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son
18 Of whom it was said,
That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
25 Chosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
1 est autem fides sperandorum substantia rerum argumentum non parentum |
2 in hac enim testimonium consecuti sunt senes
3 fide intellegimus aptata esse saecula verbo Dei ut ex invisibilibus visibilia fierent
4 fide plurimam hostiam Abel quam Cain obtulit Deo per quam testimonium consecutus est esse iustus testimonium perhibente muneribus eius Deo et per illam defunctus adhuc loquitur
5 fide Enoch translatus est ne videret mortem et non inveniebatur quia transtulit illum Deus ante translationem enim testimonium habebat placuisse Deo
6 sine fide autem inpossibile placere credere enim oportet accedentem ad Deum quia est et inquirentibus se remunerator fit
7 fide Noe responso accepto de his quae adhuc non videbantur metuens aptavit arcam in salutem domus suae per quam damnavit mundum et iustitiae quae per fidem est heres est institutus
8 fide qui vocatur Abraham oboedivit in locum exire quem accepturus erat in hereditatem et exiit nesciens quo iret
9 fide moratus est in terra repromissionis tamquam in aliena in casulis habitando cum Isaac et Iacob coheredibus repromissionis eiusdem
10 expectabat enim fundamenta habentem civitatem cuius artifex et conditor Deus
11 fide et ipsa Sarra sterilis virtutem in conceptionem seminis accepit etiam praeter tempus aetatis quoniam fidelem credidit esse qui promiserat
12 propter quod et ab uno orti sunt et haec emortuo tamquam sidera caeli in multitudinem et sicut harena quae est ad oram maris innumerabilis
13 iuxta fidem defuncti sunt omnes isti non acceptis repromissionibus sed a longe eas aspicientes et salutantes et confitentes quia peregrini et hospites sunt supra terram
14 qui enim haec dicunt significant se patriam inquirere
15 et si quidem illius meminissent de qua exierunt habebant utique tempus revertendi
16 nunc autem meliorem appetunt id est caelestem ideo non confunditur Deus vocari Deus eorum paravit enim illis civitatem
17 fide obtulit Abraham Isaac cum temptaretur et unigenitum offerebat qui susceperat repromissiones
18 ad quem dictum est quia in Isaac vocabitur tibi semen
19 arbitrans quia et a mortuis suscitare potens est Deus unde eum et in parabola accepit
20 fide et de futuris benedixit Isaac Iacob et Esau
21 fide Iacob moriens singulis filiorum Ioseph benedixit et adoravit fastigium virgae eius
22 fide Ioseph moriens de profectione filiorum Israhel memoratus est et de ossibus suis mandavit
23 fide Moses natus occultatus est mensibus tribus a parentibus suis eo quod vidissent elegantem infantem et non timuerunt regis edictum
24 fide Moses grandis factus negavit se esse filium filiae Pharaonis
25 magis eligens adfligi cum populo Dei quam temporalis peccati habere iucunditatem
26 maiores divitias aestimans thesauro Aegyptiorum inproperium Christi aspiciebat enim in remunerationem
27 fide reliquit Aegyptum non veritus animositatem regis invisibilem enim tamquam videns sustinuit
28 fide celebravit pascha et sanguinis effusionem ne qui vastabat primitiva tangeret eos
29 fide transierunt mare Rubrum tamquam per aridam terram quod experti Aegyptii devorati sunt
30 fide muri Hiericho ruerunt circuiti dierum septem
31 fide Raab meretrix non periit cum incredulis excipiens exploratores cum pace
32 et quid adhuc dicam deficiet enim me tempus enarrantem de Gedeon Barac Samson Iepthae David et Samuhel et prophetis
33 qui per fidem devicerunt regna operati sunt iustitiam adepti sunt repromissiones obturaverunt ora leonum
34 extinxerunt impetum ignis effugerunt aciem gladii convaluerunt de infirmitate fortes facti sunt in bello castra verterunt exterorum
35 acceperunt mulieres de resurrectione mortuos suos alii autem distenti sunt non suscipientes redemptionem ut meliorem invenirent resurrectionem
36 alii vero ludibria et verbera experti insuper et vincula et carceres
37 lapidati sunt secti sunt temptati sunt in occisione gladii mortui sunt circumierunt in melotis in pellibus caprinis egentes angustiati adflicti
38 quibus dignus non erat mundus in solitudinibus errantes et montibus et speluncis et in cavernis terrae
39 et hii omnes testimonio fidei probati non acceperunt repromissionem
40 Deo pro nobis melius aliquid providente ut ne sine nobis consummarentur