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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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Footnotes

  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.

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