Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.…
Faith is a certain image of eternity; all things are present to it; things past and things to come are all so before the eyes of faith, that he in whose eyes. that candle is enkindled beholds heaven as present, and sees how blessed a thing it is to die in God's favour, and to be chimed to our grave with the music of a good conscience. Faith converses with the angels, and antedates the hymns of glory. Every man that hath this grace is as certain that there are glories for him, if he persevere in his duty, as if he had heard and sung the thanksgiving-song for the blessed sentence of doomsday.
(Bp. Jeremy Taylor.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.