Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.…
These key-words of Scripture meet the same fate as do coins that have been long in circulation. They pass through so many fingers that the inscriptions get worn off them. We can all talk about faith and forgiveness and justifying and sanctifying, but how few of us have definite notions about what these words that come so easily from our lips mean. There is a vast deal of cloudy haze in the minds of average church and chapel goers as to what this wonder-working faith may really be.
(A. Maclaren, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.