Tyndale New Testament
1Faith is a sure confidence of things which are hoped for, and a certainty of things which are not seen. 2By it the elders were well reported of.
3Thorow faith we understand that the world was ordained, by the word of God: That by the means of things which appear, things which are invisible might be known. 4By faith Abel offered unto God a more plenteous sacrifice than Cain: by which, he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: by which also he being dead, yet speaketh. 5By faith was Enoch translated that he should not see death: neither was he found: for God had taken him away. Before he was taken away, he obtained record, that he had pleased God: 6but without faith it is unpossible to please him. For he that cometh to God, must believe that God is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek him. 7By faith Noah honoured God, after that he was warned of things which were not seen, and prepared the ark to the saving of his household, throwe the which ark he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which cometh by faith.
8By faith Abraham, when he was called obeyed to go out into a place, which he should afterward receive to inheritance, and he went out, not knowing whither he should go. 9By faith he removed into the land that was promised him, as into a strange country, and dwelt in tabernacles: and so did Isaac, and Iacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he looked for a city having a foundation, whose builder and maker is God. 11Thorow faith Sara also received strength to be with child, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful which had promised. 12And therefore sprang there of one (and of one which was as good as dead) so many in multitude, as the stars of the sky, and as the sand of the sea shore which is innumerable.
13And they all died in faith, and received not the promises: but saw them afar off, and believed them, and saluted them: and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14They that say such things, declare that they seek a country. 15Also if they had been mindful of that country, from whence they came, they had leisure to have returned again. 16But now they desire a better, that is to say a celestial. Wherefore God is not ashamed of them, even to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
17In faith Abraham offered up Isaac, when he was tempted, and he offered him being his only son, in whom he had received the promises: 18Of whom it was said, in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19for he considered, that God was able to raise up again from death. Wherefore received he him, as an ensample of the resurrection. 20In faith Isaac blessed Iacob and Esau, as concerning things to come. 21By faith Iacob when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Ioseph, and worshipped on the top of his sceptre. 22By faith Ioseph when he died, remembered the departing of the children of Israhel, and gave commandment of his bones.
23By faith Moses when he was born, was hid three months of his father and mother, because they saw he was a proper child: neither feared they the king's commandment. 24By faith Moses when he was of a great age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25and chose rather to suffer adversity with the people of God, then to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, 26and esteemed the rebuke of Christ greater riches, then the treasure of Egypt. For he had a respect unto the reward. 27By faith he forsook Egypt, and feared not the fierceness of the king. For he endured, even as he had seen him which is invisible. 28Thorow faith he ordained the ester lamb, and the effusion of blood, lest he that destroyed the first born should touch them. 29By faith they passed thorow the reed sea as by dry land, which when the egyptians had assayed to do, they were drowned.
30By faith the walls of Iericho fell down after they were compassed about, seven days. 31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, after she had received the spies to lodging peaceably.
32And what shall I more say, the time would be too short for me to tell of Gideon, of Barach, and of Samson, and of Iephthae. Also of David and Samuel, and of the prophets, 33which thorow faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained the promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, of weak were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35The women received their dead raised to life again. Wother were racked, and would not be delivered, that they might receive a better resurrection. 36Wother tasted of mockings, and scourgings, moreover of bonds and prisonment: 37were stoned, were hewn asunder, were tempted, were slain with swords, walked up and down in sheep skins, in goat skins, in need, tribulation, and vexation, 38which the world was not worthy of: They wandered in wilderness, in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.