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.
1Ǹjẹ́ ìgbàgbọ́ ní ìdánilójú ohun tí o ń retí, ìjẹ́rìí ohun tí a kò rí. 2Nítorí nínú rẹ ni àwọn alàgbà àtijọ́ ní ẹ̀rí rere.
3Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni a mọ̀ pé a ti dá ayé nípa ọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run; nítorí náà kì í ṣe ohun tí o hàn ni a fi dá ohun tí a ń ri.
411.4: Gẹ 4.3-10.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ní Abeli rú ẹbọ sí Ọlọ́run tí ó sàn ju ti Kaini lọ, nípa èyí tí a jẹ́rìí rẹ̀ pe olódodo ni, Ọlọ́run sí ń jẹ́rìí ẹ̀bùn rẹ̀: Àti nípa rẹ̀ náà, bí o ti jẹ́ pé o ti kú, síbẹ̀ o ń fọhùn.
511.5: Gẹ 5.21-24.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni a ṣí Enoku ní ipò padà kí o má ṣe rí ikú; a kò sì rí i mọ́, nítorí Ọlọ́run ṣí i ní ipò padà: nítorí ṣáájú ìṣípò padà rẹ̀, a jẹ́rìí yìí sí i pé o wu Ọlọ́run. 6Ṣùgbọ́n láìsí ìgbàgbọ́ kò ṣe é ṣe láti wù ú; nítorí ẹni tí ó bá ń tọ Ọlọ́run wá kò lè ṣàì gbàgbọ́ pé ó ń bẹ, àti pé òun ní olùṣẹ̀san fún àwọn tí o fi ara balẹ̀ wá a.
711.7: Gẹ 6.13-22.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni Noa, nígbà ti Ọlọ́run, kìlọ̀ ohun tí a kóò tí ì rí fún un, o bẹ̀rù Ọlọ́run ó sì kan ọkọ̀ fún ìgbàlà ilé rẹ̀, nípa èyí tí ó da ayé lẹ́bi, ó sì di ajogún òdodo tí i ṣe nípa ìgbàgbọ́.
811.8-9: Gẹ 12.1-8.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ní Abrahamu, nígbà tí a ti pé e láti jáde lọ sí ibi tí òun yóò gbà fún ilẹ̀ ìní, ó gbọ́, ó sì jáde lọ, láì mọ ibi tí òun ń rè. 9Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ní o ṣe àtìpó ní ilẹ̀ ìlérí, bí ẹni pé ni ilẹ̀ àjèjì, o ń gbé inú àgọ́, pẹ̀lú Isaaki àti Jakọbu, àwọn ajogún ìlérí kan náà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀: 10Nítorí tí ó ń retí ìlú tí ó ní ìpìlẹ̀; èyí tí Ọlọ́run tẹ̀dó tí ó sì kọ́. 1111.11: Gẹ 17.19; 18.11-14; 21.2.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni Sara tìkára rẹ̀ pẹ̀lú fi gba agbára láti lóyún, nígbà tí ó kọjá ìgbà rẹ̀, nítorí tí o ka ẹni tí o ṣe ìlérí sí olóòótọ́. 1211.12: Gẹ 15.5-6; 22.17; 32.12.Nítorí náà ni ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ṣe ti ara ọkùnrin kan jáde, àní ara ẹni tí o dàbí òkú, ọmọ bí ìràwọ̀ ojú ọ̀run lọ́pọ̀lọpọ̀, àti bí iyanrìn etí Òkun láìníye.
1311.13: Sm 39.12; Gẹ 23.4.Gbogbo àwọn wọ̀nyí ni ó kú nínú ìgbàgbọ́, láìrí àwọn ìlérí náà gbà, ṣùgbọ́n tí wọn rí wọn ni òkèrè réré, tí wọ́n sì gbá wọn mú, tí wọ́n sì jẹ́wọ́ pé àlejò àti àjèjì ni àwọn lórí ilẹ̀ ayé. 14Nítorí pé àwọn tí o ń sọ irú ohun bẹ́ẹ̀ fihàn gbangba pé, wọn ń ṣe àfẹ́rí ìlú kan tí i ṣe tiwọn. 15Àti nítòótọ́, ìbá ṣe pé wọ́n fi ìlú tiwọn tí jáde wá sí ọkàn, wọn ìbá ti rí ààyè padà. 1611.16: El 3.6,15; 4.5.Ṣùgbọ́n nísinsin yìí wọ́n ń fẹ́ ìlú kan tí o dára jù bẹ́ẹ̀ lọ, èyí yìí ni ti ọ̀run: nítorí náà ojú wọn kò ti Ọlọ́run, pé kí a máa pé òun ni Ọlọ́run wọn; nítorí tí o ti pèsè ìlú kan sílẹ̀ fún wọn.
1711.17: Gẹ 22.1-10.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni Abrahamu, nígbà tí a dán an wò láti, fi Isaaki rú ẹbọ: àní òun ẹni tí ó rí ìlérí gba múra tan láti fi ọmọ bíbí rẹ kan ṣoṣo rú ẹbọ. 1811.18: Gẹ 21.12.Nípa ẹni tí wí pé, “Nínú Isaaki ni a ó ti pe irú-ọmọ rẹ̀:” 19Ó sì rò ó si pé Ọlọ́run tilẹ̀ lè gbé e dìde kúrò nínú òkú, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, bí a bá sọ ọ́ lọ́nà àpẹẹrẹ, ó gbà á padà.
2011.20: Gẹ 27.27-29,39-40.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ní Isaaki súre fún Jakọbu àti Esau ní ti ohun tí ń bọ̀.
2111.21: Gẹ 48; 47.31.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni Jakọbu, nígbà tí o ń ku lọ, ó súre fún àwọn ọmọ Josẹfu ni ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan; ó sì sinmi ní ìtẹríba lé orí ọ̀pá rẹ̀.
2211.22: Gẹ 50.24-25; Ek 13.19.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni Josẹfu, nígbà tí ó ń ku lọ, ó rántí ìjáde lọ àwọn ọmọ Israẹli; ó sì pàṣẹ ní ti àwọn egungun rẹ̀.
2311.23: Ek 2.2; 1.22.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ní àwọn òbí Mose pa a mọ́ fún oṣù mẹ́ta nígbà tí a bí i, nítorí tiwọn rí i ní arẹwà ọmọ; wọn kò sì bẹ̀rù àṣẹ ọba.
2411.24: Ek 2.10,11-15.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni Mose, nígbà tí o dàgbà, ó kọ̀ ki a máa pé òun ni ọmọ ọmọbìnrin Farao; 25o kúkú yàn láti máa ba àwọn ènìyàn Ọlọ́run jìyà, ju jíjẹ fàájì ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ fún ìgbà díẹ̀. 26Ó ka ẹ̀gàn Kristi si ọrọ̀ tí ó pọ̀jù àwọn ìṣúra Ejibiti lọ: Nítorí tí ó ń wo èrè náà. 2711.27: Ek 2.15.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni o kọ Ejibiti sílẹ̀ láìbẹ̀rù ìbínú ọba: nítorí tí o dúró ṣinṣin bí ẹni tí ó n ri ẹni àìrí. 2811.28: Ek 12.21-28,29-30.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni ó da àsè ìrékọjá sílẹ̀, àti ìbùwọ́n ẹ̀jẹ̀, kí ẹni tí ń pa àwọn àkọ́bí ọmọ má bá a fi ọwọ́ kan wọn.
2911.29: Ek 14.21-31.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni wọn la Òkun pupa kọjá bi ẹni pé ni ìyàngbẹ ilẹ̀: ti àwọn ara Ejibiti dánwò, tí wọ́n sì ri.
3011.30: Jo 6.12-21.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni àwọn odi Jeriko wo lulẹ̀, lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí a yí wọn ká ni ọjọ́ méje.
3111.31: Jo 2.1-21; 6.22-25.Nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni Rahabu panṣágà kò ṣègbé pẹ̀lú àwọn tí kò gbọ́rọ̀ nígbà tí o tẹ́wọ́gbà àwọn ààmì ní àlàáfíà.
3211.32: On 6–8; 4–5; 13–16; 11–12; 1Sa 16–30; 2Sa 1–24; 1Ọb 1.1–2.11; 1Sa 1–12; 15.1–16.13.Èwo ni èmi o sì tún máa wí sí i? Nítorí pé ìgbà yóò kùnà fún mi láti sọ ti Gideoni, àti Baraki, àti Samsoni, àti Jefta; àti Dafidi, àti Samuẹli, àti ti àwọn wòlíì: 3311.33: Da 6.Àwọn ẹni nípasẹ̀ ìgbàgbọ́ tiwọn ṣẹ́gun ilẹ̀ ọba, tí wọn ṣiṣẹ́ òdodo, tiwọn gba ìlérí, tiwọn dí àwọn kìnnìún lénu, 3411.34: Da 3.Tí wọ́n pa agbára iná, tí wọ́n bọ́ lọ́wọ́ ojú idà, tí a sọ di alágbára nínú àìlera, tí wọ́n dí akọni nínú ìjà, wọ́n lé ogun àwọn àjèjì sá. 3511.35: 1Ọb 17.17-24; 2Ọb 4.25-37.Àwọn obìnrin ri òkú wọn gbà nípa àjíǹde: a sì da àwọn ẹlòmíràn lóró, wọ́n kọ̀ láti gba ìdásílẹ̀; kí wọn ba lè rí àjíǹde tí o dára jù gbà; 36Àwọn ẹlòmíràn sì rí ìjìyà ẹ̀sín, àti nínà, àti ju bẹ́ẹ̀ lọ, ti ìdè àti ti túbú: 37A sọ wọ́n ni òkúta, a fi ayùn rẹ́ wọn sì méjì, a dán wọn wò a fi idà pa wọn: wọ́n rìn káàkiri nínú awọ àgùntàn àti nínú awọ ewúrẹ́; wọn di aláìní, olùpọ́njú, ẹni tí a ń da lóró; 38Àwọn ẹni tí ayé ko yẹ fún: Wọ́n ń kiri nínú aṣálẹ̀, àti lórí òkè, àti nínú ihò àti nínú abẹ́ ilẹ̀.
39Gbogbo àwọn wọ̀nyí tí a jẹ́rìí rere sí nípa ìgbàgbọ́, wọn kò sì rí ìlérí náà gbà: 40Nítorí Ọlọ́run ti pèsè ohun tí ó dára jù sílẹ̀ fún wa, pé láìsí wa, kí a má ṣe wọn pé.