Hebrews 11:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Through faith we vnderstand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seene were not made of things which doe appeare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By faith it is clear to us that the order of events was fixed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made from things which only seem to be.
- Basic English Bible

By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by [the] word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.
- Darby Bible

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 appeared.
- Webster's Bible

Through faith we understand that the worlds came into being, and still exist, at the command of God, so that what is seen does not owe its existence to that which is visible.
- Weymouth Bible

By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.
- World English Bible

Bi feith we vndurstonden that the worldis weren maad bi Goddis word, that visible thingis weren maad of vnuysible thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

by faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by a saying of God, in regard to the things seen not having come out of things appearing;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:3


11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds - Heaven and earth and all things in them, visible and invisible. Where made - Formed, fashioned, and finished. By the word - The sole command of God, without any instrument or preceding matter. And as creation is the foundation and specimen of the whole divine economy, so faith in the creation is the foundation and specimen of all faith. So that things which are seen - As the sun, earth, stars. Were made of things which do not appear - Out of the dark, unapparent chaos, #Gen 1:2|. And this very chaos was created by the divine power; for before it was thus created it had no existence in nature.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:3


Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. The creation of the world is among "the things not seen", and all our knowledge of it rests upon our faith in the word of God. Indeed, our knowledge of all past history depends upon faith.

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • Librarygal143
    I believe, God. Thank you, Amen.
  • CHUKS
    I think Heb 11:6 is a vital part of Christian life. All we seek and want to be in life anchors on Faith. Living to fulfill His purpose concerning our life centers on our Faith too. Remember also that ... When a man's way pleases the Lord... and in pleasing the Lord, our Steadfast Faith in GOD is most essential.
  • BSP
    This verse shows that we must have faith in order to please God because it says that it is impossible to please God without faith. We must believe not only that he exists, but also that He will reward those who put faith in Him.
  • Lilian
    FAITH IS A GIFT FROM GOD OUR FAITH COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORDS OF GOD WITHOUT HEARING AND OBEYING THE WORDS OF GOD ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM. WE MUST ACCEPT THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD HE WAS SENT DOWN NOT TO CONDEMNED BUT THE WORLD MIGHT BE SAVE. THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS ALWAYS. BY HIS BLOOD WE ARE PARDONED. I WILL WORSHIP YOU JESUS FOR YOU ARE WORTHY TO BE PRAISE AMEN
  • Daniel
    Faith, believing with all we have mind, body and soul anything is possible through the word of God. Christ said having faith a grain of mustard seed, you could command a mountain to move and so it shall be done. Without faith hope is not provided proper justice.
  • Sylvia
    To Lily,
    We don't have to work hard to seek GOD's approval. We must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. Without faith it's impossible to please him. Obey God and trust in HIS word.

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