What faith is.
Hebrews 11:1 Fayth is a sure confidence of thynges which are hoped for and a certayntie of thynges which are not sene. Hebrews 11:2 By it ye elders were well reported of. Hebrews 11:3 Thorow fayth we vnderstonde that the worlde was ordeyned by the worde of god: and that thynges which are sene were made of thynges which are not sene. Hebrews 11:4 By fayth Abell offered vnto god a more plenteous sacrifice then Cayn: by which he obteyned witnes that he was righteous god testifyinge of his gyftes: by which also he beynge deed yet speaketh. Hebrews 11:5 By fayth was Enoch traslated yt he shuld not se deeth: nether was he founde: for God had taken him awaye. Before he was taken awaye he was reported of that he had pleased God:
Without faith we cannot please God.
Hebrews 11:6 but with out fayth it is vnpossible to please him. For he that commeth to God must beleve that God is and that he is a rewarder of them that seke him.
The worthy fruits thereof in the fathers of old time.
Hebrews 11:7 By fayth Noe honored God after that he was warned of thinges which were not sene and prepared the arcke to the savinge of his houssholde thorowe the which arcke he condempned the worlde and became heyre of the rightewesnes which commeth by fayth. Hebrews 11:8 By fayth Abraha whe he was called obeyed to goo out into a place which he shuld afterwarde receave to inheritaunce and he wet out not knowynge whether he shuld goo. Hebrews 11:9 By fayth he removed into the londe yt was promysed him as into a straunge countre and dwelt in tabernacles: and so dyd Isaac and Iacob heyres with him of the same promes. Hebrews 11:10 For he loked for a citie havinge a foundacio whose bylder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:11 Thorow fayth Sara also receaved stregth to be with chylde and was delivered of a chylde when she was past age because she iudged him faythfull which had promysed. Hebrews 11:12 And therfore spronge therof one (and of one which was as good as deed) so many in multitude as the starres of ye skye and as the sond of the see shore which is innumerable. Hebrews 11:13 And they all dyed in fayth and receaved not the promyses: but sawe them a farre of and beleved them and saluted them: and confessed that they were straungers and pilgrems on the erthe. Hebrews 11:14 They that saye soche thinges declare that they seke a coutre. Hebrews 11:15 Also yf they had bene myndfull of that countre from whence they came oute they had leasure to have returned agayne. Hebrews 11:16 But now they desyre a better that is to saye a hevenlye. Wherfore God is not ashamed of them even to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a citie. Hebrews 11:17 In fayth Abraham offered vp Isaac whe he was tempted and he offered him beinge his only begotten sonne which had receaved the promyses Hebrews 11:18 of who it was sayde in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Hebrews 11:19 for he cosidered that God was able to rayse vp agayne fro deeth. Wherfore receaved he him for an ensample. Hebrews 11:20 In fayth Isaac blessed Iacob and Esau concerninge thinges to come. Hebrews 11:21 By fayth Iacob when he was a dyinge blessed both the sonnes of Ioseph and bowed him selfe towarde the toppe of his cepter. Hebrews 11:22 By fayth Ioseph when he dyed remebred the departinge of the chyldren of Israel and gave commaundement of his bones. Hebrews 11:23 By fayth Moses when he was borne was hid thre monethes of his father and mother be cause they sawe he was a proper chylde: nether feared they the kynges commaundemet. Hebrews 11:24 By fayth Moses when he was great refused to be called ye sonne of Pharaos doughter Hebrews 11:25 and chose rather to suffre adversitie wt the people of God then to enioye the pleasurs of synne for a ceason Hebrews 11:26 and estemed the rebuke of Christ greater ryches then the treasure of Egypt. For he had a respect vnto ye rewarde. Hebrews 11:27 By fayth he forsoke Egypt and feared not the fearcenes of the kynge. For he endured even as he had sene him which is invisible. Hebrews 11:28 Thorow fayth he ordeyned the ester lambe and the effusion of bloud lest he that destroyed the fyrst borne shuld touche them. Hebrews 11:29 By fayth they passed thorow the reed see as by drye londe which when the Egypcians had assayed to do they were drouned. Hebrews 11:30 By fayth the walles of Ierico fell doune after they were copased about seven dayes. Hebrews 11:31 By fayth ye harlot Raab perisshed not with the vnbelevers whe she had receaved the spyes to lodgynge peaseably. Hebrews 11:32 And what shall I more saye ye tyme wold be to short for me to tell of Gedeo of Barach and of Samson and of Iephthae: also of David and Samuel and of the Prophetes: Hebrews 11:33 which thorowe fayth subdued kyngdomes wrought righteousnes obteyned the promyses stopped the mouthes of lyons Hebrews 11:34 queched the violence of fyre escaped the edge of the swearde of weake were made stroge waxed valient in fight turned to flyght the armyes of the alientes. Hebrews 11:35 And the wemen receaved their deed raysed to lyfe agayne. Other were racked and wolde not be delyvered that they myght receave a better resurreccion. Hebrews 11:36 Other tasted of mockynges and scourginginges morover of bondes and presonmet: Hebrews 11:37 were stoned were hewen a sunder were tepted were slayne with sweardes walked vppe and doune in shepes skynnes in gotes skynnes in nede tribulacio and vexacio Hebrews 11:38 which ye worlde was not worthy of: they wadred in wildernes in moutaynes in dennes and caves of the erth. Hebrews 11:39 And these all thorow fayth obtayned good reporte and receaved not the promes Hebrews 11:40 God provydinge a better thinge for vs that they with out vs shuld not be made parfecte.