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Hebrews 11

What faith is.

Hebrews 11:1 Fayth is a sure confydence of thynges, whych are hoped for, & a certayntie of thynges whych are not sene. Hebrews 11:2 For by it the elders obtayned a good reporte. Hebrews 11:3 Thorowe fayth we vnderstande, that the worlde was ordeyned by þe worde of God, and that thinges whych are sene, were made of thynges whych were not sene. Hebrews 11:4 By fayth Abel offered vnto God a more plenteous sacryfyce then Cayn: by whych he obteyned witnes þt he was ryghteous, God testyfyinge of his gyftes: by whych also he beyng deed, yet speaketh. Hebrews 11:5 By fayth was Enoch translated, þt he shulde not se deeth: nether was he founde: for god had taken him awaye. For a fore he was taken awaye, he obteyned a good reporte, þt he pleased God:

Without faith we cannot please God.

Hebrews 11:6 but without fayth it can not be þt anye man shuld please him. For he þt commeth to God, must beleue that God is, & that he is a rewarder of them that seke hym.

The worthy fruits thereof in the fathers of old time.

Hebrews 11:7 By fayth Noe beynge warned of God, eschued the thynges which were as yet not sene, and prepared the arke to the sauynge of hys housholde, thorow the whych arke, he condempned the worlde, and became heyre of the ryghtewesnes which is accordyng to fayth. Hebrews 11:8 By fayth Abraham, when he was called obeyed, to go out into a place, which he shuld afterwarde receaue to inheritaunce: & he went out, not knowing whether he shuld go. Hebrews 11:9 By fayth he remoued into þe lande of promes, as into a straunge countre, whan he had dwelt in tabernacles: & so dyd Isaac & Iacob heyres wt hym of the same promes. Hebrews 11:10 For he loked for a cytie hauyng a foundacyon, whose buylder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:11 Thorow fayth Sara also receaued strength to conceaue and be with chylde, and was delyuered of a childe when she was past age, because she iudged him faythful which had promysed. Hebrews 11:12 And therfore sprange ther of one (euen of one whych was as good as deed) so many in multitude as are þe starres of þe skye, & as þe sond, þt which is by þe see shore, innumerable. Hebrews 11:13 These all dyed accordinge to fayth, whan they had not receaued the promises: but sawe them a farre of, and beleued them, & saluted them, and confessed, that they were straungers and pilgrems on the erthe. Hebrews 11:14 For they that saye soch thynges, declare, þt they seke a countre. Hebrews 11:15 Also yf they had bene myndfull of þe countre, from whence they came out, they had leasure to haue returned agayne: Hebrews 11:16 but now they desyre a better (þt is to saye) a heauenly. Wherfore God himselfe is not ashamed to be called theyr God for he hath prepared for them a citye. Hebrews 11:17 By fayth Abraham offered vp Isaac, when he was proued, and he offered him beyng his only begotten sonne, in whom he had receaued the promyses. Hebrews 11:18 And to hym it was sayde, in Isaac shal thy seed be called: Hebrews 11:19 for he consydered, that God was able to rayse vp agayne from deeth. Therfore, receaued he him also for an ensample of the resurreccion. Hebrews 11:20 By fayth did Isaac blesse Iacob and Esau, concernyng thynges to come. Hebrews 11:21 By fayth Iacob when he was a dying, blessed both the sonnes of Ioseph, & bowed him selfe towarde the toppe of hys scepter. Hebrews 11:22 By fayth Ioseph when he dyed, remembred the departing of the children of Israel, & gaue commaundement of hys bones. Hebrews 11:23 By fayth Moses when he was borne was hyd thre monethes of his father & mother because they sawe he was a proper childe, nether feared they the kynges commaundement. Hebrews 11:24 By fayth Moses when he was great, refused to be called the sonne of Pharaos daughter, Hebrews 11:25 & chose rather to suffre aduersitie wyth the people of God, then to enioye the pleasures of synne for a ceason, Hebrews 11:26 and estemed the rebuke of Christ greater riches then the treasures of Egypt. For he had respect vnto the rewarde. Hebrews 11:27 By fayth he forsoke Egipt & feared not the fearcenes of þe king. For he endured, euen as though he had sene him which is inuisible. Hebrews 11:28 Thorow fayth he ordeyned þe passeouer and þt effusyon of bloud, lest he þt destroyed the fyrst borne, shulde touch them. Hebrews 11:29 By fayth they passed thorow þe reed see as by drye lande: which when the Egypcyans had assayed to do, they were drowned. Hebrews 11:30 By fayth þe walles of Iericho fell downe after they were compassed about seuen dayes. Hebrews 11:31 By fayth þt harlot Raab perisshed not wt them that were disobedient, when she had receaued the spyes to lodgyng peaseably. Hebrews 11:32 And what shall I more saye: for þe tyme wyll be to short for me to tell of Gedon, of Barach, & of Sampson, & of Iephthae, of Dauid also & Samuel, & of þe Prophetes: Hebrews 11:33 Which thorow faith subdued kingdomes wrought righteousnes: obteyned þe promyses: stopped þe mouthes of lyons: Hebrews 11:34 quenched þt violence of fyre: escaped þe edge of þe swearde: out of weaknesse, were made stronge: waxed valient in fyght: turned to flight the armyes of the alientes Hebrews 11:35 the wemen receaued theyr deed raysed to lyfe agayne. Other were racked, & wolde not be delyuered, þt they myght inheret a better resurrection. Hebrews 11:36 Agayne, other were tried wt mockynges & scourginges moreouer, wt bondes & presonment: Hebrews 11:37 were stoned, were hewen asunder, were tempted, were slayne wt swearde, walked vp & downe in shepe skynnes, and goates skynnes, being destitute, troubled & vexed: Hebrews 11:38 which men þt worlde was not worthy of: they wandred in wildernesses: & in mountaynes, and in dennes, and caues of erth. Hebrews 11:39 And these all thorow faith obtained good reporte, & receaued not þe promes, Hebrews 11:40 because God had prouided a better thing for vs, þt they wt out vs shuld not be made parfecte.

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