Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.

New American Standard Bible

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

King James Version

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

International Standard Version

Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him.

A Conservative Version

And apart from faith it is impossible to please him. For he who comes to God must believe that he is, and becomes a rewarder of those who search for him.

American Standard Version

And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him ; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him.

Amplified

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

An Understandable Version

And unless one has faith, it is impossible for him to be pleasing to God, for the person who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.

Anderson New Testament

But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

Bible in Basic English

And without faith it is not possible to be well-pleasing to him, for it is necessary for anyone who comes to God to have the belief that God is, and that he is a rewarder of all those who make a serious search for him.

Common New Testament

And without faith it is impossible to please God, for anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

now without faith it is impossible to be acceptable to him: for he that presents himself to God, cannot but believe he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who make their addresses to him.

Darby Translation

But without faith it is impossible to please him. For he that draws near to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them who seek him out.

Godbey New Testament

but without faith it is impossible to please him: for it behooves the one coming unto God to believe that he is, and he is a rewarder unto them who seek him out.

Goodspeed New Testament

but without faith it is impossible to please him; for whoever would approach God must have faith in his existence and in his willingness to reward those who try to find him.

John Wesley New Testament

But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.

Julia Smith Translation

And without faith it is impossible to please: for he approaching to God must believe that he is, and is a remunerator to them seeking him out.

King James 2000

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now without faith [it is] impossible to please [him], for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Modern King James verseion

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But without faith it is impossible 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.

Moffatt New Testament

and apart from faith it is impossible to satisfy him, for the man who draws near to God must believe that he exists and that he does reward those who seek him.

Montgomery New Testament

now without faith it is impossible to please him; for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he ever rewards those who are seeking.

NET Bible

Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

New Heart English Bible

Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Noyes New Testament

But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

Sawyer New Testament

but without faith it is impossible to please; for he that comes to God, must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that seek him.

The Emphasized Bible

But, apart from faith, it is impossible to be well-pleasing; for he that approacheth unto God - must needs have faith, that he is, and that, to them who seek him out, a rewarder he becometh.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But without faith it is impossible to be acceptable; for he must believe, who cometh unto God, that he exists, and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that God exists, and that he rewards those who seek for him.

Webster

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Weymouth New Testament

But where there is no faith it is impossible truly to please Him; for the man who draws near to God must believe that there is a God and that He proves Himself a rewarder of those who earnestly try to find Him.

Williams New Testament

but without faith it is impossible to please Him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that there is a God and that He gives rewards to all who earnestly try to find Him.

World English Bible

Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Worrell New Testament

And, apart from faith, it is impossible to please Him; for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder to those who seek after Him.

Worsley New Testament

whereas without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe, that He is, and is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Youngs Literal Translation

and apart from faith it is impossible to please well, for it behoveth him who is coming to God to believe that He is, and to those seeking Him He becometh a rewarder.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

χωρίς 
Choris 
Usage: 38

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

it is impossible
ἀδύνατος 
Adunatos 
Usage: 7

to please
εὐαρεστέω 
Euaresteo 
Usage: 3

γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

προσέρχομαι 
Proserchomai 
come, come to, come unto, go to, go unto, draw near,
Usage: 79

to God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

he is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

and

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

that he is
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

μισθαποδότης 
Misthapodotes 
Usage: 1

ἐκζητέω 
Ekzeteo 
Usage: 5

References

Fausets

Hastings

Images Hebrews 11:6

Prayers for Hebrews 11:6

Context Readings

Examples Of Faith In Action

5 By faith Enoch was taken away so he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his removal he was approved, since he had pleased God. 6 Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him. 7 By faith Noah, after he was warned about what was not yet seen and motivated by godly fear, built an ark to deliver his family. By faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.


Cross References

Hebrews 4:6

Since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news did not enter because of disobedience,

1 Chronicles 28:9

“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

Psalm 78:32

Despite all this, they kept sinning
and did not believe His wonderful works.

Psalm 106:24

They despised the pleasant land
and did not believe His promise.

Jeremiah 29:13-14

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Hebrews 3:18-19

And who did He swear to that they would not enter His rest, if not those who disobeyed?

Genesis 15:1

After these events, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield;
your reward will be very great.

Numbers 14:11

The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people despise Me? How long will they not trust in Me despite all the signs I have performed among them?

Numbers 20:12

But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust Me to show My holiness in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this assembly into the land I have given them.”

Ruth 2:12

May the Lord reward you for what you have done, and may you receive a full reward from the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”

Psalm 58:11

Then people will say,
“Yes, there is a reward for the righteous!
There is a God who judges on earth!”

Psalm 73:28

But as for me, God’s presence is my good.
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
so I can tell about all You do.

Psalm 78:22

because they did not believe God
or rely on His salvation.

Psalm 105:3-4

Honor His holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

Psalm 106:21-22

They forgot God their Savior,
who did great things in Egypt,

Psalm 119:10

I have sought You with all my heart;
don’t let me wander from Your commands.

Proverbs 8:17

I love those who love me,
and those who search for me find me.

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked man earns an empty wage,
but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.

Song of Songs 3:1-4

In my bed at night
I sought the one I love;
I sought him, but did not find him.

Isaiah 7:9

the head of Ephraim is Samaria,
and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah.
If you do not stand firm in your faith,
then you will not stand at all.

Isaiah 55:3

Pay attention and come to Me;
listen, so that you will live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
the promises assured to David.

Jeremiah 2:31

Evil generation,
pay attention to the word of the Lord!
Have I been a wilderness to Israel
or a land of dense darkness?
Why do My people claim,
“We will go where we want;
we will no longer come to You”?

Matthew 5:12

Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 6:1-2

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

Matthew 6:5

“Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!

Matthew 6:16

“Whenever you fast, don’t be sad-faced like the hypocrites. For they make their faces unattractiveso their fasting is obvious to people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of Godand His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

Matthew 10:41-42

Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. And anyone who welcomes a righteous person because he’s righteous will receive a righteous person’s reward.

Mark 16:17

And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.

Luke 12:31

“But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you.

John 3:18-19

Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.

John 8:24

Therefore I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”

John 14:6

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Romans 10:14

But how can they call on Him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher?

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.

Hebrews 3:12

Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God.

Hebrews 4:2

For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faith

Hebrews 7:19

(for the law perfected nothing), but a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

Hebrews 11:26

For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward.

2 Peter 1:5

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.

Revelation 21:8

But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Job 21:14

Yet they say to God: “Leave us alone!
We don’t want to know Your ways.

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