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- Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the substance”
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
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Hebrews 11:1 Translation
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|KJV Verse ||Original Greek ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|Now ||δὲ ||But, and, etc ||G1161 |
|faith ||πίστις ||Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself ||G4102 |
|is ||Ἔστιν ||He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are ||G2076 |
|the substance ||ὑπόστασις ||A setting under (support), i.e., (figuratively) concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance (objectively or subjectively) ||G5287 |
|of things hoped for, ||ἐλπιζομένων ||To expect or confide ||G1679 |
|the evidence ||ἔλεγχος ||Proof, conviction ||G1650 |
|of things ||πραγμάτων ||A deed; by implication, an affair; by extension, an object (material) ||G4229 |
|not ||οὐ ||The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not ||G3756 |
|seen. ||βλεπομένων ||To look at (literally or figuratively) ||G991 |
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1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
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