By faith we perceive that the ages have been constituted by the word of God, so that what is seen has not arisen out of things that appear.
All things were made through Him, and apart from Him was not even one thing made that has been made.
(as it has been written, "A father of many nations have I made you"), before God Whom he believed, Who maketh alive the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were;
For this escapes them willingly, that there were heavens of old, and an earth set together out of water, and through water, by the word of God:
at the end of these days spake to us in His Son, Whom He appointed Heir of all things, through Whom also He constituted the ages;
and saying, "Men, why do ye these things? We also are men of like nature with you, proclaiming to you glad tidings, that ye should turn from these vanities to the living God, Who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them;
The God Who made the world and all things therein, The Same being Lord of Heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands,
because that which is known of God is manifested in them; for God manifested it to them.