Hebrews 11:1

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the euidence of things not seen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now faith is the assurance of {things} hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now faith is assurance of `things' hoped for, a conviction of things not seen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the sign that the things not seen are true.
- Basic English Bible

Now faith is [the] substantiating of things hoped for, [the] conviction of things not seen.
- Darby Bible

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
- Webster's Bible

Now faith is a well-grounded assurance of that for which we hope, and a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see.
- Weymouth Bible

Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.
- World English Bible

But feith is the substaunce of thingis that ben to be hopid, and an argument of thingis not apperynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

And faith is of things hoped for a confidence, of matters not seen a conviction,
- Youngs Literal Bible


Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:1

11:1 The definition of faith given in this verse, and exemplified in the various instances following, undoubtedly includes justifying faith, but not directly as justifying. For faith justifies only as it refers to, and depends on, Christ. But here is no mention of him as the object of faith; and in several of the instances that follow, no notice is taken of him or his salvation, but only of temporal blessings obtained by faith. And yet they may all be considered as evidences of the power of justifying faith in Christ, and of its extensive exercise in a course of steady obedience amidst difficulties and dangers of every kind. Now faith is the subsistence of things hoped for, the evidence or conviction of things not seen - Things hoped for are not so extensive as things not seen. The former are only things future and joyful to us ; the latter are either future, past, or present, and those either good or evil, whether to us or others. The subsistence of things hoped for - Giving a kind of present subsistence to the good things which God has promised: the divine supernatural evidence exhibited to, the conviction hereby produced in, a believer of things not seen, whether past, future, or spiritual; particularly of God and the things of God.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:1

Heb 11:1 Living by Faith SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 11: Faith Explained. The Faith of the Elders. Remarkable Examples of Ancient Faith. All Seeking for a Better Country. The Victories of Faith. The Sufferings Ended by Faith. Christians Exhorted to Follow These Glorious Examples. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for. The old meaning of "substance", as well as of "hupostasis", the Greek word here used, is "stand under", that is, to be a foundation. Faith is the foundation on which all our hopes for the future are built. The evidence of things not seen. Rather, the conviction or persuasion of things not seen. Without faith we would be limited to the very narrow world comprehended by the senses.


Comments for Hebrews 11:1

Larry's comment on 2014-03-29 03:20:19:

For all of u who don 't believe step out and try faith , for once in your life try something that 's real. thank u Jesus for your word.


Mogau's comment on 2014-03-16 17:42:02:

Wat a powerful verse m stl learning bt soon I would b able 2 clarify and share verses with other christians and those who are willing 2 b born again Hope


WACILA's comment on 2014-02-24 13:27:25:

if god says he loves you it is true you don t see it but he said it so faith is you responding according to the unseen word physically that is you will value yourself love yourself n others the things you do are the substances of wat you believe GOD JEHOVA THRU JESUS HAS SAID WHATEVER JEHOVAH SAYS IS MY HOPE I HOPE IT COMES TO PASS AND WAT HE SAYS IS FACT AND TRUTH SO I ACT DO AS SIGN THAT I BELIEVE THAT WORD


Scott W. Holzrichter's comment on 2014-02-06 14:42:18:

“Faith is the essence of that believed in and the evidence of that not seen, and is distinguished from the illusory through grace.” What is hoped for and what is believed through the clarity of divine grace must be distinguished just as what we want and what we need can be.


Onwuekweikpe Hilary's comment on 2014-01-24 04:27:14:

The substance in this verse means the net value of christianity. For without faith no one please God.


Rich M.'s comment on 2013-12-22 19:58:18:

We should understand that our hopes will probably not be realized in this lifetime, but we can be assured that through faith, our hopes will be realized eternally.


Pst Frank's comment on 2013-11-23 20:18:41:

Substance here is assurance that its already done. While hope is the conviction that what you asked of its yours.


Edwin's comment on 2013-11-20 03:36:01:

mmm indeed faith is a substances of things we hoped for..,, is to believe thing that we never see ..


Pastor Eduardo Puerta's comment on 2013-11-10 07:29:41:

The evidence of your miracle is the substance of the unseen. If you don't see the manifestation now...The SHADDAI Is about to show up in your life. Receive your miracle in Jesus name. God is not a man. He is the Almigthy GOD THE SHADDAI.... In heaven there is not poverty or sickness.... bring heaven to NOW and walk in the supernatural power of JESUS..... EXPECT YOUR MIRACLE IN JESUS NAME!


Michael's comment on 2013-10-27 05:42:37:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
The evidence of things not seen.. For instance your father may be living in America and hopefully knowing that one day he will take you there..


Peter Ccarthy's comment on 2013-10-24 21:17:07:

i need help I believe in Christ but cant stop smoking and have a hard time loving


Francisca Owusu Anasah's comment on 2013-10-10 12:55:10:

Our text describe faith as evidence of things not seen. For example, you hope for finances to meet obligations that you have to pay. Faith gives the assurance that you will have the money when you need it. You hope for physical strength to do work that you must do.Faith says ''The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1). Faith will say about itself everything that the says, for faith in God is simply faith in His Word.


Brianna's comment on 2013-10-09 12:52:52:

This scripture is excellent for disproving how people believe faith is blind. Evidence of things not seen. We have plenty of bible prophecies that have come true, that give evidence that God will fulfill his promises.


Enoch Emmanuel's comment on 2013-09-12 14:19:54:

faith is acting now on any heart desire that which you know that its profitable in god word.


Dan's comment on 2013-09-12 11:40:48:

Faith entails solid trust on things not seen.


VAILS's comment on 2013-08-02 07:35:40:



Osmund's comment on 2013-07-24 12:01:03:

I heard heb 11.1 last night like never before. Like you Susan the Holy Spirit to me to define substance and it brought and u understanding i never had for the scripture. Glory to God


Ntsedzeni's comment on 2013-07-16 02:47:48:

indeed faith is a substance of things hope for but evidence of things not seen


Faith's comment on 2013-06-25 02:04:07:

faith is beleiving that something will happen, must be a gift from GOD that is given as grace.


Cynthia Houlker's comment on 2013-03-05 00:50:04:

Salvation depends on Faith in Christ alone. So, knowing I can trust Him to save my soul from hell and destruction. While I walk this dark world, my soul knows that I can have Faith in Jesus Christ, even when my sight tells me to doubt. Amen and Amen.


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