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10 For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

11 By faith Abraham also received the ability to conceive children, even though Sarah herself was barren and he was past the normal age, because he considered him faithful who made the promise.[a] 12 And so from one man, and he as good as dead, descendants were born as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand along the seashore.

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  1. Hebrews 11:11 Or By faith Sarah received the ability to conceive children, even though she herself was barren and was past the normal age, because she considered him faithful who made the promise. Some witnesses to the text omit was barren and he.

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

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