11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age,(A) was enabled to bear children(B) because she[a] considered him faithful(C) who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead,(D) came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.(E)

13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised;(F) they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance,(G) admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.(H)

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  1. Hebrews 11:11 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