What faith is.
Hebrews 11:1 Fayth is a sure confydence of thynges which are hoped for, & a certayntye of thynges which are not sene. Hebrews 11:2 By it the elders were wel reported of. Hebrews 11:3 Thorow faythe we vnderstande that the worlde was ordeyned by the worde of God: and that thinges whiche are sene, were made of thynges whiche are not sene. Hebrews 11:4 By fayth Abel offred vnto God a more plentuous sacrifyce then Cayn: by whiche he obtayned wytnes that he was ryghtuous, God testifiynge of his gyftes: by which also he beynge dead, yet speaketh. Hebrews 11:5 By fayth was Enoch translated that he shoulde not se death, neyther was he founde: for God had taken hym away. Before he was taken awaye, he was reported, of, that he had pleased God:
Without faith we cannot please God.
Hebrews 11:6 but wythout fayth it is vnpossybleto please hym. For he that cometh to God muste beleue that God is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seke hym.
The worthy fruits thereof in the fathers of old time.
Hebrews 11:7 By faythe Noe honoured God, after that he was warned of thynges whiche were not sene, and prepared the arcke to the sauynge of hys housholde, thorow the whiche arcke, he condemned þe worlde, and became heyre of þe rightuousnes that commeth by faythe. Hebrews 11:8 By fayth Abraham, when he was called obeyed, to go out into a place, which he shoulde afterward receyue to inherytaunce, and he wente oute not knowynge whyther he should go. Hebrews 11:9 By fayth he remoued into the lande that was promysed hym, as into a straunge countreye, and dwelte in tabernacles: and so dyd Isaac and Iacob, heyres wyth hym of the same promes. Hebrews 11:10 For he loked for a cytie hauing a foundacyon, whose buylder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:11 Thorow fayth Sara also receyued strength to be with chyld, and was delyuered of a child when she was past age, because she iudged hym faythfull which had promysed. Hebrews 11:12 And therfore spronge thereof one (& of one whiche was as good as deade) so manye in multitude, as the starres of the skye, and as the sande of the sea shore whiche is innumerable. Hebrews 11:13 And they all dyed in fayth, and receyued not the promyses: but sawe them a farre of, & beleued them; and saluted them: and confessed that they were straungers and pylgrems on the earthe. Hebrews 11:14 They that saye suche thynges, declare that they seke a countreye. Hebrews 11:15 Also yf they had bene myndefull of that countreye from whence they came oute, they had leasure to haue returned agayne. Hebrews 11:16 But nowe they desyre a better, that is to saye an heauenlye. Wherfor God is not ashamed of them euen to be called theyr God: for he hath prepared for them a cytye. Hebrews 11:17 In fayth Abraham offered vp Isaac, when he was tempted, and he offered hym beynge hys onelye begotten sonne, whiche had receyued the promyses, Hebrews 11:18 of whom it was sayde, in Isaac shal thy sede be called, Hebrews 11:19 for he considered that God was able to rayse it vp agayne from death. Wherfore receyued he hym, for an ensample. Hebrews 11:20 In faith Isaac blessed Iacob and Esau concernynge thynges to come. Hebrews 11:21 By fayth Iacob when he was a diynge, blessed both the sonnes of Ioseph, and bowed hym self towarde the top of hys cepter. Hebrews 11:22 By fayth Ioseph when he dyed, remembred the departynge of the chyldren of Israel, and gaue commaundemente of hys bones. Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses when he was borne, was hyd thre monethes of hys father and mother, because they sawe he was a proper chyld, neyther feared they the kynges commaundement. Hebrews 11:24 By fayth Moyses when he was great, refused to be called the sonne of Pharaos doughter, Hebrews 11:25 and those rather to suffer aduersitie wyth the people of God, then to enioy the pleasures of synne for a season, Hebrews 11:26 and estemed the rebuke of Christe greater ryches then the treasure of Egypte. For he had respect vnto the reward. Hebrews 11:27 By fayth he forsoke Egypte, and feared not the fearcenes of the kynge. For he endured euen as he had sene hym whiche is inuysyble. Hebrews 11:28 Thorowe fayth he ordeyned the Easter Lambe and the effusyon of bloud, lest he that destroyed the fyrst borne shoulde touche them. Hebrews 11:29 By fayth they passed thorowe the redde sea, as by drye lande, whiche when the Egypcyans had assayed to do, they were drouned. Hebrews 11:30 By fayth the walles of Hierico fel doune after they were compassed about seuen dayes. Hebrews 11:31 By faythe the harlot Raab peryshed not wyth the vnbeleuers, when she had receyued the spyes to lodgynge peaceably. Hebrews 11:32 And what shall I more saye? the tyme woulde be to short for me to tell of Gedeon, of Baroch, and of Sampson, and of Iephtae: also of Dauid and Samuel, and of the Prophetes: Hebrews 11:33 which thorowe fayth subdued kingdomes wrought ryghtuousnes, obtayned the promyses, stopped the mouthes of Lyons, Hebrews 11:34 quenched the vyolence of fyre, escaped the edge of the swearde, of weake were made stronge, waxed valyaunte in fyght, turned to flyghte the armyes of the alientes. Hebrews 11:35 And the women receyued theyr dead raysed to lyfe agayne. Other were racked, and woulde not be delyuered, that they myghte receyue a better resurreccyon. Hebrews 11:36 Other tasted of mockynges and scourgynges, moreouer of bondes and prysonmente, Hebrews 11:37 were stoned, were hewen a sounder, were tempted, were slayne wyth swerdes, walked vp and doune in shepes skynnes, in gotes skynnes, in nede, trybulacyon, and vexacyon, Hebrews 11:38 whiche the world was not worthy of, they wandred in wyldernes, in mountaines, in dennes and caues of the earth Hebrews 11:39 And these all thorowe fayth obtayned good report, and receyued not the promys, Hebrews 11:40 God prouydynge a better thynge for vs, that they wythoute vs shoulde not be made perfecte.