2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. Bible > ESV > Hebrews 11 Hebrews 11 English Standard Version: Par By Faith. 4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 11 Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen. 2 It was by faith that our forebears were approved. 2 This testimony of faith is what previous generations  were commended for. 3 Through faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God; everything we now see was fashioned from that which is invisible. 11 There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. 12 You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Hebrews chapter 11 dives deeply into the writer's application of all the information given so far. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called [by God], obeyed by going to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went, not knowing where he was going. Chapter 10 ended with both a warning and a word of encouragement. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11 The Passion Translation (TPT) The Power of Bold Faith. Hebrews 11 New International Version Faith in Action 1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 9 By faith he lived as a foreigner in the promised land, as in a strange land, living in tents [as nomads] with Isaac and Jacob, who were fellow heirs of the same promise. Hebrews 11 The Voice (VOICE). 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 11 Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for.