Parallel Verses

Amplified

By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.

New American Standard Bible

By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

King James Version

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Holman Bible

By faith we understand that the universe was created by God’s command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible.

International Standard Version

By faith we understand that time was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are invisible.

A Conservative Version

By faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by the word of God. For the things that are seen do not come to be from that which is visible.

American Standard Version

By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear.

An Understandable Version

By [having] faith, we understand that the universe was formed by God's word [See Gen. 1:1-27], so that what is seen has not been made out of what is visible.

Anderson New Testament

By faith we understand that the ages were set in order by the word of God, so that the things which are seen, have not come into being from things that appear.

Bible in Basic English

By faith it is clear to us that the order of events was fixed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made from things which only seem to be.

Common New Testament

By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

Daniel Mace New Testament

'Tis by faith we learn that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the visible world was not made out of any thing that did appear.

Darby Translation

By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.

Godbey New Testament

By faith we understand that the worlds were created by the word of God, and that which was seen was not made from things which are manifest.

Goodspeed New Testament

It is faith that enables us to see that the universe was created at the command of God, so that the world we see did not simply arise out of matter.

John Wesley New Testament

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were made of things which do not appear.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Through faith we understand that the ages were framed by the word of God, that which is seen being made of that which was not seen.

Julia Smith Translation

By faith we perceive that the times were adjusted by the word of God, so that things seen have been born not of things brought to light.

King James 2000

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By faith we understand the worlds were created by the word of God, in order that what is seen did not come into existence from what is visible.

Modern King James verseion

By faith we understand that the ages were framed by a word of God, so that the things being seen not to have come into being out of the things that appear.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Through faith we understand that the world was ordained, by the word of God: and that things which are seen, were made of things which are not seen.

Moffatt New Testament

It is by faith we understand that the world was fashioned by the word of God, and thus the visible was made out of the invisible.

Montgomery New Testament

By faith we understand that the world was fashioned by the Word of God, so that what we see was not made out of what is visible.

NET Bible

By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God's command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible.

New Heart English Bible

By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.

Noyes New Testament

Through faith we perceive that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that that which is seen hath not been made out of things which appear.

Sawyer New Testament

We know by faith that the worlds were made by the word of God, that the seen was not made from the apparent.

The Emphasized Bible

By faith, we understand the ages to have been fitted together, by declaration of God, - to the end that, not out of things appearing, should that which is seen, have come into existence.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

By faith we understand that the worlds were exactly formed by the word of God, so that the visible objects were not made out of things which now appear.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Faith enables us to perceive that the universe was created at the bidding of God--so that we know that what we see was not made out of visible things.

Webster

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which appeared.

Weymouth New Testament

Through faith we understand that the worlds came into being, and still exist, at the command of God, so that what is seen does not owe its existence to that which is visible.

Williams New Testament

By faith we understand that the worlds were created, beautifully coordinated, and now exist, at God's command; so the things that we see did not develop out of mere matter.

World English Bible

By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.

Worrell New Testament

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.

Worsley New Testament

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, for the things which are seen were not made of things which appear.

Youngs Literal Translation

by faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by a saying of God, in regard to the things seen not having come out of things appearing;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

νοιέω 
Noeo 
Usage: 6

καταρτίζω 
Katartizo 
Usage: 11

the worlds
αἰών 
Aion 
Usage: 101

καταρτίζω 
Katartizo 
Usage: 11

by the word
ῥῆμα 
Rhema 
word, saying, thing, no thing Trans, not tr
Usage: 57

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

so that
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Hebrews 11:3

Context Readings

Examples Of Faith In Action

2 For by [faith -- " trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. 4 [Prompted, actuated] by faith Abel brought God a better and more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, because of which it was testified of him that he was righteous [that he was upright and in right standing with God], and God bore witness by accepting and acknowledging his gifts. And though he died, yet [through the incident] he is still speaking.


Cross References

Psalm 33:6

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all their host by the breath of His mouth.

John 1:3

All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.

Romans 4:17

As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.

2 Peter 3:5

For they willfully overlook and forget this [fact], that the heavens [came into] existence long ago by the word of God, and the earth also which was formed out of water and by means of water,

Revelation 4:11

Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created.

Isaiah 40:26

Lift up your eyes on high and see! Who has created these? He Who brings out their host by number and calls them all by name; through the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything.

Hebrews 1:2

[But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].

Genesis 1:1-1

In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.

Jeremiah 10:11

Thus shall you say to them: The gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens.

Jeremiah 10:16

The Portion of Jacob [the true God on Whom Israel has a claim] is not like these, for He is the Fashioner and Maker of all things, and Israel is the tribe of His inheritance -- "the Lord of hosts is His name.

Acts 14:15

Men, why are you doing this? We also are [only] human beings, of nature like your own, and we bring you the good news (Gospel) that you should turn away from these foolish and vain things to the living God, Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that they contain.

Acts 17:24

The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines.

Romans 1:19-21

For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness, because God [Himself] has shown it to them.

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