But thus saith the righteousness which is by faith, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven (that is, to bring the Christ down from above)?
For this commandment which I command thee today is not hidden unto thee, neither is it far off.
Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
If I have told you earthly things and ye do not believe, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things?
For I came down from the heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that anyone may eat of it and not die.
This is the bread which came down from heaven; not as your fathers ate manna and are dead; he that eats of this bread shall live eternally.
the righteousness, that is, of God by the faith of Jesus, the Christ, for all and upon all those that believe in him, for there is no difference;
whom God purposed for reconciliation through faith in his blood for the manifestation of his righteousness, for the remission of sins that are past, by the patience of God,
For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, that is to say, the righteousness which is by faith,
Therefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men.
and be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
By faith Noah, having received revelation of things not seen as yet, with great care prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by which he condemned the world and was made heir of the righteousness which is by faith.