Hebrews 11:6
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New International Version
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

New Living Translation
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

English Standard Version
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Berean Study Bible
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And without faith, it is impossible to please Him. For it behooves the one drawing near to God to believe that He exists and that He becomes a rewarder to those earnestly seeking Him out.

New American Standard Bible
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

King James Bible
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.

International Standard Version
Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him.

NET Bible
Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But without faith, no one can please God, for whoever is brought near to God must believe that he exists and that he is the rewarder of those who seek him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one can please God without faith. Whoever goes to God must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

New American Standard 1977
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.

King James 2000 Bible
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

American King James Version
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

American Standard Version
And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him ; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek him.

Darby Bible Translation
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]. For he that draws near to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them who seek him out.

English Revised Version
And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Weymouth New Testament
But where there is no faith it is impossible truly to please Him; for the man who draws near to God must believe that there is a God and that He proves Himself a rewarder of those who earnestly try to find Him.

World English Bible
Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Young's Literal Translation
and apart from faith it is impossible to please well, for it behoveth him who is coming to God to believe that He is, and to those seeking Him He becometh a rewarder.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:4-7 Here follow some illustrious examples of faith from the Old Testament. Abel brought a sacrifice of atonement from the firstlings of the flock, acknowledging himself a sinner who deserved to die, and only hoping for mercy through the great Sacrifice. Cain's proud rage and enmity against the accepted worshipper of God, led to the awful effects the same principles have produced in every age; the cruel persecution, and even murder of believers. By faith Abel, being dead, yet speaketh; he left an instructive and speaking example. Enoch was translated, or removed, that he should not see death; God took him into heaven, as Christ will do the saints who shall be alive at his second coming. We cannot come to God, unless we believe that he is what he has revealed himself to be in the Scripture. Those who would find God, must seek him with all their heart. Noah's faith influenced his practice; it moved him to prepare an ark. His faith condemned the unbelief of others; and his obedience condemned their contempt and rebellion. Good examples either convert sinners or condemn them. This shows how believers, being warned of God to flee from the wrath to come, are moved with fear, take refuge in Christ, and become heirs of the righteousness of faith.
Study Bible
The Faith of Abel, Enoch, Noah
5By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. 7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in godly fear built an ark to save his family. By faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:26
Yes, Father, for this was well-pleasing in Your sight.

Hebrews 7:19
(for the Law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.
Treasury of Scripture

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

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Hebrews 3:12,18,19 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …

Hebrews 4:2,6 For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word …

Numbers 14:11 And the LORD said to Moses, How long will this people provoke me? …

Numbers 20:12 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, Because you believed me not, …

Psalm 78:22,32 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation…

Psalm 106:21,22,24 They forgot God their savior, which had done great things in Egypt…

Isaiah 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's …

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall …

John 3:18,19 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not …

John 8:24 I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins: for if …

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

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Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …

Job 21:14 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the …

Psalm 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in …

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; …

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

must.

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and …

a rewarder.

Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures …

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, …

Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of …

Psalm 58:11 So that a man shall say, Truly there is a reward for the righteous: …

Proverbs 11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness …

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: …

Matthew 6:1,2,5,16 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: …

Matthew 10:41,42 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive …

Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing …

diligently.

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

Psalm 105:3,4 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD…

Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your …

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Songs 3:1-4 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, …

Jeremiah 29:13,14 And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

Luke 12:31 But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things shall …

2 Peter 1:5,10 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; …

2 Peter 3:14 Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that …

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