By faith we understand that the universe was[a] created by the word of God,(A) so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.[b]

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.(B)

By faith Enoch was taken away, and so he did not experience death. He was not to be found because God took him away.[c] For before he was taken away, he was approved as one who pleased God.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 11:3 Or the worlds were, or the ages were
  2. 11:3 Or so that what is seen was made out of what was not visible
  3. 11:5 Gn 5:21–24

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