Hebrews: Chapter 11

The Epistle to the Hebrews. The 11th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
11:1 Forsooth faith is the substance of things to be hoped, an argument of things not appearing. Faith is a sure confidence of things which are hoped for, and a certainty of things which are not seen. Now faith is the ground of things, which are hoped for, & the evidence of things which are not seen. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
11:2 And in this faith old men have gotten witnessing. By it the elders were well reported of. For by it our elders were well reported of. For by it the Elders obtained a good report.
11:3 By faith we understand the worlds to be shaped by God’s word, that visible things were made of invisible things. Through faith we understand that the world was ordained, by the word of god: That by the means of things which appear, things which are invisible might be known. Through faith we understand that the world was ordained by the word of God, so that the things which we see, are not made of things, which did appear. 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.
11:4 By faith Abel offered full much more host to God than Cain, by which he got witnessing to be just, God bearing witnessing to his gifts; and by that faith he dead speaketh yet. By faith Abel offered unto god a more plenteous sacrifice than Cain: by which, he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: by which also he being dead, yet speaketh. By faith Abel offered unto God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by the which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: by the which faith also he being dead, yet speaketh. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Kain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead, yet speaketh.
11:5 By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death; and he was not found, for the Lord translated him. For before the translation he had witnessing that he pleased God. By faith was Enoch translated that he should not see death: neither was he found: for god had taken him away. Before he was taken away, he obtained record, that he had pleased god: By faith was Enoch taken away, that he should not see death: neither was he found: for God had taken him away: for before he was taken away, he was reported of, that he had pleased God. 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.
11:6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. For it behooveth that a man coming to God, believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of men that seek him. but without faith it is unpossible to please him. For he that cometh to god, must believe that god is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek him. But without faith it is unpossible to please him: for he that cometh to God, must believe that God is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek him. 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.
11:7 By faith Noah, an answer taken of these things that yet were not seen, dreading shaped an ark into the health of his house; by which he condemned the world, and is ordained heir of rightwiseness, which is by faith. By faith Noe honored god, after that he was warned of things which were not seen, and prepared the ark to the saving of his household, through the which ark he condemned the world, and became heir of the rightwiseness which cometh by faith. By faith Noe being warned of God of the things which were as yet not seen, moved with reverence, prepared the Ark to the saving of his household, through the which Ark he condemned the world, & was made heir of the righteousness, which is by faith. 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.
11:8 By faith he that is called Abraham, obeyed to go out into a place, which he should take into heritage; and he went out, not witting whither he should go. By faith Abraham, when he was called obeyed to go out into a place, which he should afterward receive to inheritance, and he went out, not knowing whether he should go. By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed God, to go out into a place, which he should afterward receive for inheritance, and he went out, not knowing whether he went. 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.
11:9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise, as in an alien land, dwelling in little houses with Isaac and Jacob, even-heirs of the same promise. By faith he removed into the land that was promised him, as into a strange country, and dwelt in tabernacles: and so did Isaac, and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. By faith he abode in the land of promise, as in a strange country, as one that dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob heirs with him of the same promise. 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.
11:10 For he abode a city having foundaments, whose craftsman and maker is God. For he looked for a city having a foundation, whose builder and maker is god. For he looked for a city having a foundation, whose builder and maker is God. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11:11 By faith also that Sara barren, took virtue in conceiving of seed, yea, against the time of age; for she believed him true, that had promised. Through faith Sara also received strength to be with child, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful which had promised. Through faith Sara also received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful which had promised. 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.
11:12 For which thing, and of one, and him nigh dead, men be born as stars of heaven in multitude, and as gravel, that is at the seaside unnumerable. And therefore sprung there of one (and of one which was as good as dead) so many in multitude, as the stars of the sky, and as the sand of the sea shore which is innumerable. And therefore sprang there of one, even of one which was dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand of the sea shore which is innumerable. 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.
11:13 By faith all these be dead, when the promises were not taken, but they beholding them afar, and greeting them well, and acknowledged that they were pilgrims, and harboured men on the earth. And they all died in faith, and received not the promises: but saw them afar off, and believed them, and saluted them: and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. All these died in faith, and received not the promises, but saw them afar off, and believed them, and received them thankfully, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 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.
11:14 And they that say these things, signify that they seek a country. They that say such things, declare that they seek a country. For they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country. For they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country.
11:15 And forsooth if they had mind of that, of which they went out, soothly they had time of turning again; Also if they had been mindful of that country, from whence they came, they had leisure to have returned again. And if they had been mindful of that country, from whence they came out, they had leisure to have returned. And truly if they had been mindful of that country, from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned:
11:16 but now they desire a better, that is to say, heavenly. Therefore God is not confounded to be called the God of them; for he made ready to them a city. But now they desire a better, that is to say a celestial. Wherefore god is not ashamed of them, even to be called their god: for he hath prepared for them a city. But now they desire a better, that is an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. 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.
11:17 By faith Abraham offered Isaac, when he was tempted; and he offered the one begotten son, which had taken repromissions; In faith Abraham offered up Isaac, when he was tempted, and he offered him being his only son, in whom he had received the promises: By faith Abraham offered up Isaac, when he was tried, & he that had received the promises, offered his only begotten son. By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises, offered up his only begotten son,
11:18 to whom it was said, For in Isaac the seed shall be called to thee. Of whom it was said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called: (To whom it was said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called) Of whom it was said, That, in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
11:19 Deeming, that and from dead God is mighty to raise him; wherefore he took him also into a parable. for he considered, that God was able to raise up again from death. Wherefore received he him, as an ensample of the resurrection. For he considered that God was able to raise him up even from the dead: from whence he received him also after a sort. Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead: from whence also he received him in a figure.
11:20 By faith and of things to come, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. In faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, as concerning things to come. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, concerning things to come. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
11:21 By faith Jacob dying blessed all the sons of Joseph, and honoured the highness of his rod. By faith Jacob when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph, and worshipped on the top of his scepter. By faith Jacob when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph, and leaning on the end of his staff, worshipped God. By faith Jacob when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph, and worshipped leaning upon the top of his staff.
11:22 By faith Joseph dying had mind of the passing forth of the children of Israel, and commanded of his bones. By faith Joseph when he died, remembered the departing of the children of Israhel, and gave commandment of his bones. By faith Joseph when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel, & gave commandment of his bones. By faith, Joseph when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel: and gave commandment concerning his bones.
11:23 By faith Moses born, was hid three months of his father and mother, for that they saw the young child fair, and they dreaded not the commandment of the king. By faith Moses when he was born, was hid three months of his father and mother, because they saw he was a proper child: neither feared they the king’s commandment. By faith Moses when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child, neither feared they the King’s commandment. By faith, Moses when he was born was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child, and they not afraid of the King’s commandment.
11:24 By faith Moses made great, denied him to be the son of Pharao’s daughter, By faith Moses when he was of a great age, refused to be called the son of Pharao’s daughter, By faith Moses when he was come to age, refused to be called the son of Pharao’s daughter, By faith Moses when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharao’s daughter,
11:25 choosing rather for to be tormented with the people of God, than to have mirth of temporal sin; and chose rather to suffer adversity with the people of god, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, And chose rather to suffer adversity with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sins for a season, Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season:
11:26 deeming the reproof of Christ more riches than the treasures of the Egyptians; for he beheld into the rewarding. and esteemed the rebuke of Christ greater riches, than the treasure of Egypt. For he had a respect unto the reward. Esteeming the rebuke of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not dreading the hardness of the king; forsooth he as seeing sustained the invisible. By faith he forsook Egypt, and feared not the fierceness of the king. For he endured, even as he had seen him which is invisible. By faith he forsook Egypt, and feared not the fierceness of the King: for he endured, as he that saw him which is invisible. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
11:28 By faith he hallowed pask, and shedding of blood, lest he that destroyed the first things of the Egyptians, should touch them. Through faith he ordained the easter lamb, and the effusion of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. Through faith he ordained the Passover and the effusion of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn, should touch them. Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn, should touch them.
11:29 By faith they passed the red sea, as by dry land, which thing Egyptians assaying were devoured in waters. By faith they passed through the red sea as by dry land, which when the egyptians had assayed to do, they were drowned. By faith they passed through the red sea as by dry land, which when the Egyptians had assayed to do, they were drowned. By faith they passed through the red sea, as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do, were drowned.
11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, by compassing of seven days. By faith the walls of Jerico fell down after they were compassed about, seven days. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were compassed about seven days. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
11:31 By faith Rahab the whore perished not with the unbelieveful, she receiving the spies with peace. By faith the harlot Raab perished not with them that believed not, after she had received the spies to lodging peaceably. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them which obeyed not, when she had received the spies peaceably. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
11:32 And what yet shall I say? Soothly time shall fail me telling of Gedeon, Barak, Samson, Jephthae, David, and Samuel, and of other prophets; And what shall I more say, the time would be too short for me to tell of Gedeon, of Barach, and of Samson, and of Jephthae. Also of David and Samuel, and of the prophets, And what shall I more say? for the time would be too short for me to tell of Gedeon, of Barac & of Sampson, & of Jephte, also of David, and Samuel, and of the Prophets: And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Sampson, and of Jephthah, of David also and Samuel, and of the Prophets:
11:33 which by faith overcame realms, wrought rightwiseness, got repromissions; they stopped the mouths of lions, which through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained the promises, stopped the mouths of Lions, Which through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained the promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of Lions,
11:34 they quenched the fierceness of fire, they drove away the edge of sword, they recovered of sickness, they were made strong in battle, they turned the hosts of aliens. quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, of weak were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, of weak were made strong, waxed valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 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.
11:35 Women received their dead of again-rising; forsooth others were holden forth, not taking redemption, that they should find a better again-rising. The women received their dead to life again. Other were racked, and would not be delivered, that they might receive a better resurrection. The women received their dead raised to life: other also were racked, and would not be delivered, that they might receive a better resurrection. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
11:36 And others assayed scornings and beatings, moreover and bonds and prisons. Other tasted of mockings, and scourgings, moreover of bonds and prisonment: And others have been tried by mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover by bonds and prisonment. And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea moreover, of bonds and imprisonment.
11:37 They were stoned, they were sawed, they were tempted, they were dead in slaying of sword. They went about in brock skins, and in skins of goats, needy, anguished, tormented; were stoned, were hewn asunder, were tempted, were slain with swords, walked up and down in sheep’s skins, in goat’s skins, in need, tribulation, and vexation, They were stoned, they were hewn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword, they wandered up and down in sheep’s skins, and in goat’s skins, being destitute, afflicted, & tormented: 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.
11:38 to which the world was not worthy. They erring in wildernesses, and in mountains and dens, and in caves of the earth. which the world was not worthy of: They wandered in wilderness, in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. Whom the world was not worthy of: they wandered in wildernesses and mountains, & dens, & caves of the earth. Of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
11:39 And all these, proved by witnessing of faith, took not repromission; And these all through faith obtained good report, and received not the promise, And these all through faith obtained good report, & received not the promise, And these all having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
11:40 for God provided some better thing for us, that they should not be made perfect without us. god providing a better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. God providing a better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us, should not be made perfect.
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