Hebrews 11
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1Now faith is the assurance (to stand-under, reality, standing under a guaranteed agreement, title of possession, legitimate claim because it is under legal-standing, latin-substantia-substance like sub-standing) of things hoped for (expected, anticipated), the compelled persuasion (to convince with compelling evidence that exposes, proof, persuasion, conviction, evidence, test, latin-argumentum-argument root is proof) of things (greek-pragmaton-matters, deeds, a thing done) not being seen (looked at, observed). 2For in this the elders (presbyteroi-elder, latin-senes-elderly men) were testified of.

3By faith we understand the ages (aionas- age, latin-saecula-ages, the KJV likes to interchange the rendering of this word from eternal/for ever to worlds this maybe be because the latin word saecula like secular may be connected with secular/worldly things at that time) to be fit together (prepared, completed, properly adjusted, exactly fitted), by a saying (rhemati-word) of God, the things being seen have become from out of that not being visible.

4By faith, Abel offered a more excellent (better, greater) sacrifice to God than Cain; through which he was testified to be righteous (just), God bearing witness upon his gifts; and through it, he still speaks though having died. 5By faith, Enoch was transferred (greek-metetethe- to place/set among/with, to transfer, transport, latin-translatus-translated root is transplant, older translations translated which follows latin the newer translations- taken up), not to see death, and he was not found, because God had transferred (greek-metetheken like above, latin-transtulit-removed) him; for before being transferred, he was testified to have pleased God. 6Now apart from faith it is impossible (incapable) to please [Him]. For the one drawing near to God must believe that He exists (is) and that He becomes a rewarder (wage payer) to those seeking Him out. 7By faith Noah, having been divinely warned concerning the things not yet seen, having been moved with cautiousness, prepared (made, built) an ark unto the salvation of his household; through which he condemned (gave judgment against) the world and became heir of the righteousness (justice) according to faith.

8By faith Abraham, being called to go out unto a place that he was about to receive unto an inheritance, complied, and he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9By faith he sojourned into the land of the promise, as in a foreign land, having dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the joint-heirs of the same promise; 10For he was expecting a city having foundations of which God is the crafter (technites-craftsman, artisan, artist, artificer, architect, latin-artifex-craftsman) and builder (maker, creator, latin-conditor-maker). 11By faith also, barren Sarah herself received the ability unto conceiving of seed and [did give birth] beyond the conceivable time (when she was in the end-stage of a full life-span), because she heavily regarded Him having promised faithful. 12Therefore also from one man were born and he having been as good as dead, even as the stars of heaven (ouranou) in multitude, and like as the uncountable sand by the shore of the sea.

13These all died according to faith, not having received the promises, but rather having seen them from afar and having welcomed them and having confessed that they are foreigners (strangers, guests) and sojourners (sojourning/residing/passing through in a strange place) upon the earth. 14For those saying such things make apparent that they are seeking their own country (fatherland, one’s native place). 15And if they had been remembering that from where they came out of, they would have had opportunity (time) to return; 16However now they yearn for (stretch towards, reach after) a better [one] that is a heavenly [one]; therefore God is not ashamed of them to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

17By faith Abraham has offered up Isaac; and he was offering up his only begotten (one-and-only offspring) son, the one having received the promises, 18As to whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed will be called;” 19Having reckoned that God was able to raise him from out of the dead from also where in simile (parable, comparison) he received (conveyed, bared, carried) him.

20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning the things coming. 21By faith dying Jacob blessed each of the sons of Joseph and worshiped upon the top of his staff. 22By faith Joseph at the end [of his life] made mention concerning the exodus (departure, exit, greek-exodou, latin-profectione-departure) of the sons of Israel and gave instruction (command) concerning his bones.

23By faith Moses, having been born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw the little child was beautiful (elegant, fine); and they did not fear the edict of the king. 24By faith Moses, having become great, refused to be called the son of the daughter of Pharaoh (greek-Pharao, latin-Pharaonis); 25Rather having chosen to suffer ill-treatment (evil-treatment) with the people of God, than to have the temporary enjoyment of sin; 26Having esteemed (supposed) the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking away from all else unto the reward ahead. 27By faith he left Egypt, having not feared the wrath of the king; for he persevered, as seeing (perceiving, greek-horon) Him who is unseen (invisible, not horao). 28By faith he has kept (latin-celebravit-celebrated, done) the Passover (greek/latin-pascha) and the sprinkling of the blood, so that the one destroying the firstborn would not touch them. 29By faith they passed through the Red Sea (greek-Erythran-red Thalassan-sea) as through dry land; who the Egyptians having made an attempt were swallowed up.

30By faith the walls of Jericho fell, having been encircled (surrounded) upon seven days.

31By faith Rahab the prostitute (greek-porne, latin-meretrix-whore roots are prostitute/gains) did not perish with those having refused to be persuaded (disobeying, disloyal), because she had received the spies (scope down, scouts, latin-exploratores-scouts roots are spy/explore) with peace.

32And what more shall I say? For the time will fail me telling of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David also, and Samuel and the prophets; 33Who through faith conquered kingdoms, worked justice (righteousness), obtained promises, shut (closed up, stopped) the mouths of lions; 34Quenched (extinquished, suppressed) the power (ability) of fire, escaped the mouths of the sword, were made strong (became empowered) away from weakness, became mighty (strong) in war, put to flight the armies of foreigners. 35Women received back their dead from out of resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36And others received trial of mockings and of scourgings; and yes, of chains (bonds) and imprisonment. 37They were stoned, they were tried, they were sawed in two, they were killed by (in) slaughter of the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goats’ skins, being destitute, being oppressed, being evil-treated; 38Of whom the world was not worthy; wandering (led astray) upon deserts and mountains and caves and holes of the earth.

39And these all, having been testified to through their faith, did not receive the promise; 40God having foreseen something better for us, that they should not be made perfect (complete) apart from (without) us.

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