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

  • Rowena
    Faith is not something that we physically muster. The Holy Spirit administers measures of faith to us of us. The more intimate our walk with Him, the closer we become, so our faith in Him grows exponentially. Paul stated that he wanted to know Christ in the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of the suffering He endured not only to be conformed, but also to win God's favor and approval.
  • Jayson Homer
    Yess!! This chapter just blessed my Entire soul and it open my eyes to what faith really is its not just saying God i trust you with a little of my situation its saying "God take full control and let YOUR will be done , all of you and none of me " Amen i truly hope this blesses someone as it did me.
  • Donna Cromb
    What is faith? That was my first thought on reading this chapter long ago. This is what the Holy Spirit showed me, it's a deep abiding conviction in God, a surrender to His will, and a change in conduct from a sinner to more than just a believer. The Hebrews Paul was talking to had become stagnant in their faith and walk with God. He was showing them the truth of deep commitment by those in past.
  • Issiah
    The Faith chapter. Who has faith to move mountains? To heal and resurrect. God the Father. To have faith is to have no doubt in spite of having no visible evidence. Better have a good lawyer. But look unto your composition. What are we. What animates us. Is it not spirit? Is God not spirit, unseen by flesh eyes but evident by the heart within. The Kingdom is within. And God is Reality
  • Moses
    I have a strong zeal to love, serve and ever remain dedicated, committed to him because he is a God of believability credibility.
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:5 for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel colossians 1:21 and you that---were---sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 1:22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 1:23-----IF YOU CONTINUE-----in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister -------JAMES 2:5 HEARKEN MY BELOVED BRETHREN HATH NOT GOD CHOSEN THE POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH AND HEIRS OF THE KINGDOM WHICH HE HATH PROMISED TO ---THEM THAT LOVE HIM--------1 PETER 4:11 IF ANY MAN SPEAK LET HIM SPEAK AS THE ORACLES OF GOD IF ANY MAN MINISTER LET HIM DO IT AS OF THE ABILITY WHICH GOD GIVETH THAT GOD IN ALL THINGS MAY BE GLORIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST TO WHOM BE PRAISE AND DOMINION FOR EVER AND EVER AMEN

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