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10 For he was waiting for the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive[a] when she was barren and past the age, since she considered the One who had made the promise to be faithful. 12 So from one—and him as good as dead—were fathered offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven, and as uncountable as the sand on the seashore.[b]

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  1. Hebrews 11:11 cf. Gen. 18:11-14; 21:2. Some mss. add and she bore a child.
  2. Hebrews 11:12 cf. Gen. 15:5; 22:17; 32:12.

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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