Hebrews 11:1

Viewing the King James Version. Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Hebrews 11:1.

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

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

Bible Verses like Hebrews 11:1  |  Inspirational Image for Hebrews 11:1

Share This Verse:   Facebook icon   Twitter icon   Google icon


<< Read the whole chapter of Hebrews 11

<< Read the entire book of Hebrews


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

Eveni Levi's comment on 2015-08-02 16:01:39:

faith unlocks the propitiations that were provided at the beginning, Psalm 139 "HE" knoweth everything frm day ONE!


Eveni Levi's comment on 2015-08-02 15:57:42:

By FAITH things come to pass, "if you truly believe" the Bible says life is controlled by things we don't see, "GOD" "JESUS" "HOLY-SPIRIT", Pre-Thank "GOD" for everything! to bring into existence, "GOD" "YOU" would of not put this thought in my heart if "YOU" didn't give me the ability to do think pray or have Faith about it.


Iach's comment on 2015-03-18 09:19:15:

This kind of definition about faith, it is not so useful for them who need it.We cannot use it always in our reasoning and search.Why? Because faith is a big subject, we cannot sometimes even define it. Doing this, we limit the definition of faith itself and we imagine a standard of the concept we cannot accept. Superstition was the basis in this biblical period. Unusefull before, and too simple now.


ARMSTRONG OPONDO's comment on 2014-12-10 09:46:34:

Hebrews 11,,,Speaks to as about faith,,,,and according to my understanding whoever sincerely believes in God, will undoubtedly lack nothing,,,GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU STRONGLY CONTINUE BELIEVING IN HIM. AMEN.


Gary Jemison's comment on 2014-12-05 13:17:15:

This is a powerful faith scripture. The first word is spelled in the king James Bible with all capitols. NOW To me this means Right NOW Faith


ALOZIE ABEL COLLINS's comment on 2014-10-24 09:09:26:

faith as substance of things hope for, in my understanding is that sure feeling in a man that God 's is able to do all he promised to do. such as belief,trust,obidient,expectancy etc 'evidence of things not seen ' means our atittude towards those things we hope for that has not yet come to reality. eg being excited over a particular promise as if you have already recieved it.


John's comment on 2014-10-21 20:12:27:

Faith is the substance of things hoped for..things not seen. When the Holy Spirit descends upon you, it is proof of God. No man can stand there and deny His existence from that moment on. It is not something any of us can prove exists, yet it is as real as the sun, the moon and the stars.


David's comment on 2014-10-11 18:26:28:

Now must be realized that NOW spelled backwards is WON...and this is what Hebrews 11 is telling us..we already possess and must confess this. Faith has its reality in the unseen but is just as tangible as what we see with the natural eye. This is what the ancients were commended for...God said it, we believed it AND WE WILL HAVE IT!!


MockingBird's comment on 2014-07-13 06:36:14:

Faith is a tangible force The word of God is my faith. Fear is a tangible force. They are opposite of each other. Faith activates God on my behalf and fear activates the devil against me. Faith is my evidence that what God said in His word it will stand the test and bring forth the fruit of His word There is nothing stronger than Faith because that is who God is . Faith was brought out when Jesus was brought forth. He was from the beginning. He is from Genesis to Revelation. Praise God for His Word. His word will accomplish what He desires !!!!


Vhyllis Jackson's comment on 2014-06-13 15:16:57:

MY BELIEF OF FAITH I HAVE HOPE IN ALL THINGS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR MINE, EVEN THOUGH I CAN 'T SEE HIM IN THE PHYSICAL REALM,IN THAT YET I STILL BELIEVE. Example Sometimes it can be hard to love those who may mistreat us. When we continue to love and pray our mind is renewed daily. Our perception changes because we view things in a more positive way. I believe this is evidence with in it self that change will come to improve our circumstances, even though at this time my situation does not feel good and is awful. Avoid looking at a situation negatively. Hope for the best. Our good deeds or acts will produce a better outcome to bring about change in the situation. The evidence is our belief is that Jesus will fix it. For this is one example of, FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR AND EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN Hebrews 11 1 .


SIBUSISO's comment on 2014-05-17 02:58:09:

Faith its a difficult subject to understand in Christians life, because human being believes on what is seen things that we can touched, and yet Hebrews 11 tells us that without faith we can not please God.


Margaret Anyanwu's comment on 2014-05-09 15:50:00:

Without a shadow of doubt faith is a substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen.No one can ever please God without faith.When one believes right in the finished work of resurrected Jesus Christ son of the living God one supernaturally tapped into heavenly blessings and assured righteousness.Blessed be the name of our God.


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 ..


What Do You Think of Hebrews 11:1?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...


Email (Will remain hidden & anonymous)