Faith in Action
1Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for.
3By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
5By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.”11:5 Gen. 5:24 For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she11:11 Or By faith Abraham, even though he was too old to have children—and Sarah herself was not able to conceive—was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
17By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”11:18 Gen. 21:12 19Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
22By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.
23By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
24By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.
31By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.11:31 Or unbelieving
32And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37They were put to death by stoning;11:37 Some early manuscripts stoning; they were put to the test; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.
39These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
Crishcamantami tucuita pajtashcacuna
1Crinaca, japisha nicushcata japinataj cashcata yuyanami. Manaraj ricushpapish, chashnataj canata crinami. 2Ñaupa yayacunapish chashna crishcamantami, Dios alli nishca tucurcacuna.
3Crishpallami cai pachata, jahua pachata tucui ima tiyajcunatapish, rimashpalla Taita Dios rurashcataca yachanchij. Chashna cajpica cunan tiyajcunataca, ñaupaman mana ricushcata rurashcatami cunanca ricunchij.
4Crishcamantami Abelca, paipaj huauqui Caín cushcata yalli allita Taita Diosman cushpa huañuchirca. Chaita chasquishpami Diosca, Abeltaca ‘Cashcata rurajmi’ nirca. Pai chashna crishcataca huañushca cashpapish huillacunrajmi.
5Crishcamantami Enoctaca ama huañuchun, Taita Diosca causajta jahua pachaman aparca. Chaimantami pai mana ricurijpica, mashcashpapish mana japircacuna. Enocta Dios manaraj apajpimi: “Paica Dios munashcata rurajmi carca” nishpa quillcashca tiyan. 6Mana crishpaca, Taita Dios munashcataca, ima shina mana rurai tucuipajmi. Chashna cajpimi, maijanpish Taita Diospajman cʼuchuyanapajca Pai tiyashcatapish, Paita mashcajcunamanca allicunata cuj cashcatapish crina.
7Noepish crishcamantami, Taita Dios llaquita cachasha nijpica, chai punllacunapi manaraj ima chashna tiyashcata ricushpapish Diosta manchashpa, huambuj huasita rurashpa, paipaj familiandij quishpirirca. Crishpallami paica cai pachapi causaj millaita rurajcunataca, paicunataj jatun llaquipi japi tucushcata ricuchirca. Crishpallami ima juchachina illajta Dios rurana tucunatapish chasquirca.
8Crishcamantami Abrahampish Dios cayajpica, caźushpa paiman cusha nishca llajtata japinamanca, maiman ricushcata mana yachashpapish, paipaj llajtamanta llujshishpa rircalla. 9Crishcamantami Abrahamca, Dios: “Cai llajtatami canman cusha” nishca cajpipish, chai llajtapica, catishpa causaj runa shinalla causashca. Chai llajtallapitajmi Isaacpish, Jacobopish Dios cusha nishcapica Abraham shinallataj carpa huasicunallapi causarcacuna. 10Abrahamca, alli rumicunahuan shayachishca, mana urmaipaj pueblopi causanatami shuyacurca. Chai pueblota shayachij arquitectoca, Taita Diosllatajmi.
11Crishcamantami Sarapish mana huachaj, ña yuyaj huarmi cashpapish huachashca. Diosca, Pai cusha nishcata pajtachij canata crishcamantami, paica shuj cʼari huahuata huachashca. 12Chashnami ña huañushca shina yuyaj Abraham runamantaca, jahua pachapi tiyaj luźerocuna shina, mama cucha uripi tiyaj tʼiyu shinapish, mana yupaipaj achcata mirarirca.
13Ñaupa yayacunaca, tucuicunami paicunaman Dios cusha nishcata crishpapish, manaraj japishpa huañurcacuna. Paicunaca crishcallamantami, qʼuipata ima shina canataca carumanta ricushpa alabaduj shinalla yachashpa, achcata cushicurcacuna. Chaimantami: ‘Cai pachapica shujtaj llajtamanta cajcuna shinalla, ñanta maiman ricuj shinallami canchij’ nishcacuna. 14Chashna nishpaca, shujtaj llajtata mashcacushcallatami yuyachincuna. 15Paicuna llujshimushca llajtata yuyarishpalla, chashna nicushca cashpaca, tigrashun nishpapish tigranmanllami carca, ima jarcaj mana tiyarcachu. 16Ashtahuanpish paicunaca, tucuita yalli alli llajtatami mashcacurcacuna. Chai llajtaca, jahua pachamari. Diosca paicunapajca, chaipi shuj pueblota allichishcatami charicun. Chaimantami Pai Diosca, ‘Paicunapaj Taita Diosmi’ cani ninataca, mana pinganachin.
17Abrahamca crishcamantami, Dios paita ima shina crij cashcata ricusha nijpica, paipaj churi Isaacta Diosman cushpa huañuchingapaj aparca. Dios cusha nishcata chasquijmari, paipaj shujlla churita Diosman cungapaj aparca. 18Diosca: «Isaacmantami achca huahuacunata mirachisha» nishca jahuami, Isaacta cuchun mañarca. 19Huañushcacunapaj chaupimantapish Taita Diosca causachi tucunata crishpami, Diosman curcalla. Chaimantami Abrahamca paipaj churitaca, causachishcata shina cutin chasquishca.
20Crishcamantami Isaacca, paipaj churi Jacobomanpish, Esaumanpish shamuj punllacunapi, bendiciachun Diosta mañarca.
21Crishcamantami Jacobopish ña huañucushpaca, Josepaj churicunamanca Dios allicunata cuchun nishpa, taunapi huancarishpalla Diosta adorashpa mañarca.
22Crishcamantami, Josepish ña huañucushpaca, israelcunataca Egiptomanta llujshina cashcata huillashpaca, paipaj tullucunatapish apachun mandashpa saquirca.
23Moisespaj yaya mamapish pai huacharijpica, crishcamantami quimsa quillacama pacashpa charircacuna. Paicunaca sumaj huahua cashcata ricushpami, chai llajtata jatun mandaj huañuchichun nishpa mandashcatapish mana mancharcacuna.
24Crishcamantami, Moisés ña jatunyashpaca, Faraonpaj ushushipaj churi nishca canataca mana munarca. 25Chaimantami juchata rurashpa ashacama cushicushpa causanapaj randica, Taita Dios agllashcacunahuan llaquita apanataraj agllarca. 26Egiptopi achcata charij canatapish yalli alli cajpimi, Cristomanta pʼiñashpa rimashca canataca agllarca. Dios paiman cunata ña ricuracuj shina cashpami, chaita agllarca. 27Crishcallamantami Moisesca, Egipto llajtata jatun mandaj pʼiñarishpa imata rurana cashcatapish mana manchashpa, chai llajtamantaca llujshishpa rirca. Paica, mana ricuipaj Diostaca ricucuj shinami, crishcataca chai yuyailla carca. 28Crishcamantami Moisesca, Pascua fiestata rurarca. Shinallataj huañuchij ángel israelcunapaj punta cʼari huahuacunata ama huañuchichun, yahuarta pungupi llihuirca.
29Crishcallamantatajmi israelcunaca, Puca Cucha yacutaca, chaquishca allpata shina chʼimbarcacuna. Egipto runacunapish chashnallataj chʼimbashun nishpa yaicujpica, chai yacuca millpurcallami.
30Jericó pueblo muyundij pircatapish israelcunaca, crishcallamantami canchis punllata muyushpalla urmachircacuna.
31Crishcallamantami Rahab shuti huainayaj huarmipish, caishuj mana caźujcunandij mana huañurca. Paica, israelcuna chai llajtata pacalla ricunaman cachashca runacunataca sumajta chasquishpami pacarca.
32¿Imatataj ashtahuanca huillashari? Gedeonmanta, Baracmanta, Sansonmanta, Jeftemanta, Davidmanta, Samuelmanta, Dios ima nishcata huillajcunamantapish huillanataca mana pajtarinichu. 33Paicunaca crishcallamantami, llajtacunata quichushpa japircacuna, alli mandarcacuna, Dios cusha nishca allicunatapish japircacuna, leoncunapaj shimicunatapish huichcarcacuna. 34Crishcamantami manchanayajta lunyacuj ninatapish huañuchircacuna, espadahuan huañuchishca canamantapish quishpirircacuna, fuerza illajcuna cashpapish, fuerzayuj tucurcacuna. Jatun macanacuicunapipish jahualla mishashpami, shujtaj llajta soldadocunataca catishpa callpachircacuna. 35Shinallataj huaquin huarmicunaca, huañushcamanta causachishcacunata chasquircacunami. Cutin shujtajcunaca, jatun llaquita apashpapish, Dios causachishca huasha ashtahuan alli causaita japishun nishpami, cacharishun nijpipish mana nishpa huañurcacuna. 36Shinallataj shujtajcunaca pugllashpa asishca, azotishca, cadenahuan huatashca, carcelpi churashcami llaquita aparcacuna. 37Shujtajcunataca rumicunahuan shitashpa, sierrahuan chaupita cuchushpami huañuchircacuna. Shujcunataca, mana allita rurachingapaj llaquichircacunami. Espadahuan huañuchishcacunapishmi. Ima illaj huajcha tucushpami, oveja carata, chivo carata pʼachallishcalla, caita chaita purishpa llaquinayajta ñacarcacuna. 38Paicunapajca, cai pachaca mana causaipajmi carca. Mai shitashca pambacunapi, urcucunapi, jutcucunapi, allashca jatun jutcucunapimi llaquinayajta causajcuna carca.
39Tucui paicunami crishcamanta, Dios alli nishca carcacuna. Shina cashpapish, Dios cusha nishcataca manaraj japircacunachu. 40Taita Diosca, ñucanchijpajca tucuita yalli sumajtamari allichishca. Chaita ñucanchijpish paicunahuan tandalla pajtachunmi, chashna rurarca.