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10 His eyes of faith were set on the city[a] with unshakable foundations, whose architect and builder is God himself. 11 Sarah’s faith embraced the miracle power to conceive even though she was barren and was past the age of childbearing, for the authority of her faith[b] rested in the One who made the promise, and she tapped into his faithfulness.

12 In fact, so many children were subsequently fathered by this aged man of faith—one who was as good as dead, that he now has offspring as innumerable as the sand on the seashore and as the stars in the sky!

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 11:10 Or “He was continually receiving the city.”
  2. Hebrews 11:11 As translated from the Aramaic and some Greek manuscripts. Arguably, a difficult passage to translate from the Greek; variations of the text are focused on Abraham’s faith, not Sarah’s. Other manuscripts seem to have the focus on “their faith” (both Sarah’s and Abraham’s).

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