Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died, he yet speaks.

New American Standard Bible

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

King James Version

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Holman Bible

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.

International Standard Version

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did, and by faith he was declared to be righteous, since God himself accepted his offerings. And by faith he continues to speak, even though he is dead.

A Conservative Version

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, because of which he was reported to be righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through it, he who died still speaks.

American Standard Version

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had witness borne to him that he was righteous, God bearing witness in respect of his gifts: and through it he being dead yet speaketh.

Amplified

[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.

An Understandable Version

By [having] faith, Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. [And] because of his faith he was commended by God for being righteous, when God expressed approval of his offerings. By means of his faith, Abel still speaks [to us], even though he is dead.

Anderson New Testament

By faith Abel offered to God more sacrifice than Cain; on account of which he received testimony that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and by it he, though dead, yet speaks.

Bible in Basic English

By faith Abel made a better offering to God than Cain, and he had witness through it of his righteousness, God giving his approval of his offering: and his voice still comes to us through it though he is dead.

Common New Testament

By faith Abel offered God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his gifts. And through faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.

Daniel Mace New Testament

'Twas by faith that Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he was declared righteous, God himself having testified that he accepted his offering, and after he died for his faith, he was not silent.

Godbey New Testament

By faith Abel offered up to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he received the witness that he was righteous, God witnessing to his gifts: and through it he having died is still speaking.

Goodspeed New Testament

Faith made Abel's sacrifice greater in the sight of God than Cain's; through faith he gained God's approval as an upright man, for God himself approved his offering, and through faith even when he was dead he still spoke.

John Wesley New Testament

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and by it, being dead he yet speaketh.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and by it he being dead yet speaks.

Julia Smith Translation

By faith Abel brought near a greater sacrifice to God than Cain, by which he was testified of to be just, God testifying of his gifts; and by it he being dead yet speaks.

King James 2000

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by which he was approved that he was righteous, [because] God approved [him] for his gifts, and through it he still speaks, [although he] is dead.

Modern King James verseion

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts. And by it he, being dead, yet speaks.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

By 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.

Moffatt New Testament

It was by faith that Abel offered God a richer sacrifice than Cain did, and thus won from God the record of being 'just,' on the score of what he gave; he died, but by his faith he is speaking to us still.

Montgomery New Testament

By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice more acceptable than that of Cain, through which he had witness borne to him that he was righteous, God giving the testimony by accepting his gifts; and through it he, although he is dead, still speaks.

NET Bible

By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead.

New Heart English Bible

By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had testimony given to him that he was righteous, God testifying with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks.

Noyes New Testament

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he received testimony that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and by it though dead he yet speaketh.

Sawyer New Testament

By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, through which he was declared to be righteous, God testifying to his gifts, and through the same, having died, he speaks still.

The Emphasized Bible

By faith, a fuller sacrifice, did Abel, offer unto God, than Cain, - through which, he received witness that he was righteous, there being a witnessing upon his gifts, by God; and, through it, though he died, he yet is speaking.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

By faith Abel offered unto God a sacrifice of more excellence than Cain, by which he received a testimony that he was a righteous man, God bearing witness upon his gifts: and by this, though dead, he still speaketh.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Faith made the sacrifice which Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain's, and won him renown as a righteous man, God himself establishing his renown by accepting his gifts; and it is by the example of his faith that Abel, though dead, still speaks.

Webster

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Weymouth New Testament

Through faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain did, and through this faith he obtained testimony that he was righteous, God giving the testimony by accepting his gifts; and through it, though he is dead, he still speaks.

Williams New Testament

By faith Abel offered a sacrifice more acceptable to God than Cain did, for by it he was approved as an upright man, since God approved him for the offering he made; and by it he still continues to speak, though dead.

World English Bible

By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had testimony given to him that he was righteous, God testifying with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks.

Worrell New Testament

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he received witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he, being dead, is still speaking.

Worsley New Testament

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God bearing witness to his gifts: and by it, though dead, he yet speaketh.

Youngs Literal Translation

by faith a better sacrifice did Abel offer to God than Cain, through which he was testified to be righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and through it, he being dead, doth yet speak.

Interlinear

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

G6
Ἄβελ 
Abel 
Usage: 2

προσφέρω 
Prosphero 
Usage: 36

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

a
θυσία 
Thusia 
Usage: 26

πλείων πλεῖον πλέον 
Pleion 
Usage: 40

θυσία 
Thusia 
Usage: 26

παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

Κάΐν 
Kain 
Usage: 3

by
διά 
Dia 
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527
Usage: 527

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

that he was
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

of
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

his

Usage: 0

δῶρον 
Doron 
Usage: 9

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

it

Usage: 0

he being dead
ἀποθνήσκω 
Apothnesko 
die, be dead, be at the point of death +9, perish, lie a dying, be slain +, vr dead
Usage: 93

yet
ἔτι 
Eti 
Usage: 75

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 11:4

Devotionals containing Hebrews 11:4

Images Hebrews 11:4

Context Readings

Examples Of Faith In Action

3 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. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died, he yet speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him; for before his translation he has the testimony that he had pleased God.


Cross References

Matthew 23:35

so that all righteous blood shed upon the earth should come upon you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

Hebrews 12:24

and to Jesus, mediator of a new covenant; and to the blood of sprinkling, speaking better than Abel.

Genesis 4:10

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Jude 1:11

Woe to them! because they have gone in the way of Cain, and given themselves up to the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

Genesis 4:3-5

And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to Jehovah.

Genesis 4:8

And Cain spoke to Abel his brother, and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Genesis 4:15

And Jehovah said to him, Therefore, whoever slayeth Cain, it shall be revenged sevenfold. And Jehovah set a mark on Cain, lest any finding him should smite him.

Genesis 4:25

And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: ... For God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, because Cain has slain him.

Leviticus 9:24

And there went out fire from before Jehovah, and consumed on the altar the burnt-offering, and the pieces of fat; and all the people saw it, and they shouted, and fell on their face.

1 Kings 18:38

And the fire of Jehovah fell, and consumed the burnt-offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose!

Luke 11:51

from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias, who perished between the altar and the house; yea, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but in works deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and found worthless as to every good work.

Hebrews 9:22

and almost all things are purified with blood according to the law, and without blood-shedding there is no remission.

Hebrews 12:1

Let us also therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, laying aside every weight, and sin which so easily entangles us, run with endurance the race that lies before us,

1 John 3:11-12

For this is the message which ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:

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