Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.…
Faith is to sight and reason what the telescope is to the naked eye. By the use of this wondrous instrument the most distant planets are now made known to us in detail. A map of Mars has been published showing canal-like seas, islands and large mountains or table-lands covered with snow. Faith brings the distant near, makes the spiritual the most real, and gives us to dwell in heavenly places.
(H. O. Mackey.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.