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By faith we understand that the [a]worlds have been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had witness borne to him that he was righteous, [b]God bearing witness [c]in respect of his gifts: and through it he being dead yet speaketh. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God translated him: [d]for he hath had witness borne to him that before his translation he had been well-pleasing unto God:

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  1. Hebrews 11:3 Greek ages. Compare 1 Tim. 1:17 margin.
  2. Hebrews 11:4 The Greek text in this clause is somewhat uncertain.
  3. Hebrews 11:4 Or, over his gifts
  4. Hebrews 11:5 Or, for before his translation he hath had witness borne to him that he etc.