And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for the one who (A)comes to God must believe that He exists, and that He proves to be One who rewards those who seek Him.

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But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.

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Abram Promised a Son

15 After these things (A)the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying,

(B)Do not fear, Abram,
I am (C)a shield to you;
[a]Your (D)reward shall be very great.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:1 Or Your very great reward

Abram Promised a Son

15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying,

“Do not be afraid, Abram,
I am your shield;
Your reward [for obedience] shall be very great.”

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12 Then you will (A)call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will (B)listen to you. 13 And you will (C)seek Me and find Me when you (D)search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will let Myself be (E)found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will (F)restore your fortunes and (G)gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will (H)bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’

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12 Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you. 13 Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.(A) 14 I will be found by you,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and I will [free you and] gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’

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