The English Standard Version (ESV) is an essentially literal translation of the Bible in contemporary English. 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. The writer to the Hebrews began this chapter speaking of faith in the present tense: Now faith is… By faith we understand (Hebrews 11:1 and 11:3). A Call to Love and Obey God 11:1-7 A Land of Milk and Honey 11:8-12 The Consequences of Obedience and Disobedience 11:13-17 Command to Lay Up and Teach Children the Law 11:18-21 The Land as a Reward for Obedience 11:22-25 A Blessing and a Curse Ceremony in the Future 11:26-32 Destroy Pagan Shrines 12:1-4 A Central Sanctuary 12:5-14 Verses 1-3. The end of the chapter reminds us that faith is and it is for we who follow in the footsteps of the faithful men and women of previous ages. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Jump to the chapter you want in our menu or start with Hebrews 1 . Have you ever felt God? As to the sense intended here, views differ. - Hebrews 11:6. Hebrews 11:7, ESV: "By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. Hebrews 11:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 11:1, NIV: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Have you ever smelled God? Let us again remember the two prongs of faith mentioned in the first verse of this chapter: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, ESV). By Faith We Understand. He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. On the senses in which the word ὑπόστασις (translated "substance") may be used, see under Hebrews 1:2. Hebrews 11.1-7 Exegetical Study Notes - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Hebrews 11:1-7 HOW TO KNOW THERE'S A GOD. 2 And his disciples asked him, c “Rabbi, d who sinned, e this man or f his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but g that the works of God might be displayed in him. Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind. By Faith. Hebrews 11 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews Chapter 11: Hebrews 11. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith." Hebrews 11 is often called the “Hall of Heroes.” But the true hero of this chapter is God who gives faith to His own, by which the smallest of men and women have done great things in His strength. - Now faith is the substance (so A.V., with marginal readings, "or ground, or, confidence") of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. The main themes in Hebrews include the superiority of Christ, the superiority of the new covenant, and urgent calls for the believer to persevere in his faith. There is no time like the present to delve right in. 9 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. Hebrews 11:1-7. An athiest said to a Quaker, "Have you ever seen God? 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. ... (ESV better renders this “confidence”), whereas the AV follows the first meaning with its translation “substance” (though note the AV’s use of the second meaning in 3:14). 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. And you say you have a God!" Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 36 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. 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