Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,
so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,
What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not with the Lord's authority but as a fool.
Otherwise, if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated—to say nothing of you—for being so confident.
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