By faith (A)Abraham, when he was called, obeyed [a]by going out to a place which he was to (B)receive for an inheritance; and he left, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as a stranger in (C)the land of promise, as in a foreign land, (D)living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, (E)fellow heirs of the same promise; 10 for he was looking for (F)the city which has (G)foundations, (H)whose architect and builder is God. 11 By faith even (I)Sarah herself received [b]ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him (J)faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore even from one man, and (K)one who was as good as dead [c]at that, there were born descendants who were (L)just as the stars of heaven in number, and as the innumerable grains of sand along the seashore.

13 (M)All these died in faith, (N)without receiving the promises, but (O)having seen and welcomed them from a distance, and (P)having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. 15 And indeed if they had been [d]thinking of that country which they left, (Q)they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a (R)heavenly one. Therefore (S)God is not [e]ashamed to be (T)called their God; for (U)He has prepared a city for them.

17 By faith (V)Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and the one who had (W)received the promises was offering up his [f]only son; 18 it was he to whom it was said, “(X)Through Isaac your [g]descendants shall be named.” 19 [h]He considered that (Y)God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back [i]as a [j](Z)type. 20 By faith (AA)Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come. 21 By faith (AB)Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and (AC)worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. 22 By faith (AD)Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 11:8 Lit to go out
  2. Hebrews 11:11 Lit power for the laying down of seed
  3. Hebrews 11:12 Lit in these things
  4. Hebrews 11:15 Or remembering
  5. Hebrews 11:16 Lit ashamed of them, to be
  6. Hebrews 11:17 I.e., only son with Sarah
  7. Hebrews 11:18 Lit seed
  8. Hebrews 11:19 Lit Considering
  9. Hebrews 11:19 Lit in
  10. Hebrews 11:19 I.e., of resurrection, figuratively, pointing to the future

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