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By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen did not come from anything visible.

By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain. Through faith he was commended as righteous[a] when God approved of his gifts. And through faith he still speaks, although he is dead.

By faith Enoch was taken so as not to see death, and he was not found because God took him.[b] For before he was taken, he was commended as pleasing to God.

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  1. Hebrews 11:4 cf. Mt. 23:35.
  2. Hebrews 11:5 cf. Gen. 5:24(5:24 LXX); Grk. metathesis, lit. transposition, a change in location.