Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Without being weakened in faith, he didn't consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.
and hope doesn't disappoint us, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees?
Naomi said, "Go back, my daughters. Why do you want to go with me? Do I still have sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.
Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.
While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler's house saying, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?"
Zacharias said to the angel, "How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years."
Therefore, sirs, cheer up! For I believe God, that it will be just as it has been spoken to me.
Yahweh brought him outside, and said, "Look now toward the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." He said to Abram, "So shall your seed be."
I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.
Our fathers trusted in you. They trusted, and you delivered them.
Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise.