1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God-The Father, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4By faith Hevel (heardsman) offered unto God-The Father a more excellent sacrifice than Kayin [something produced, spear], by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God-The Father testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks.
5By faith Hanokh (trained and vowed, dedicated; profound (go deep into something)) was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God-The Father had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God-The Father.
6But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that comes to God-The Father must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7By faith No’ah [Motion], being warned of God-The Father of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8By faith Avraham [Exalted Father], when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing to which he went.
9By faith he detained (held) in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Yitz’khak [Laughter] and Ya’akov [He who grabs onto the heal of] [Heal of God], the heirs with him of the same promise:
10For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God-The Father.
11Through faith also Sarah [princess] herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from what place they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God-The Father is not ashamed to be called their God-The Father: for he has prepared for them a city.
17By faith Avraham [Exalted Father], when he was tried, offered up Yitz’khak [Laughter]: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten [son],
18Of whom it was said, That in Yitz’khak [Laughter] shall youri seed be called:
19Accounting that God-The Father [was] able to raise [him] up, even from the dead; from what place also he received him in a figure.
20By faith Yitz’khak [Laughter] Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) Ya’akov [He who grabs onto the heal of] [Heal of God] and ‘Esav [Hairy] concerning things to come.
21By faith Ya’akov [He who grabs onto the heal of] [Heal of God], when he was a dying, Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) both the sons of Yosef [God will add]; and worshipped, [leaning] upon the top of his staff.
22By faith Yosef [God will add], when he died, made mention of the departing of the people of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heal Of God]; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23By faith Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters], when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw [he was] a proper (one’s own; peculiar; particular) child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24By faith Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters], when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Par’oh’s [Pharaoh - Great House] daughter;
25Choosing rather to suffer (allow, to let, permit) affliction with the people of God-The Father, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26Esteeming the reproach (disgrace; shame) of Moshiach [Messiah] greater riches than the treasures in Mitzrayim (Egypt) [the black land, The Narrow Place]: for he had respect unto the recompence (punishment for evil, reward) of the reward.
27By faith he forsook Mitzrayim (Egypt) [the black land, The Narrow Place], not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry [land]: which the Mitzri assaying to do were drowned.
30By faith the walls of Yericho [Its Moon] fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31By faith the prostitute Rachav [Pride] [Wide] perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gid’on [the cutter down], and [of] Barak [Lightning], and [of] Shimshon [Like the Sun], and [of] Yiftach [whom God sets free]; [of] David [Beloved] also, and Sh’mu’el [His name is El], and [of] the prophets:
33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36And others had trial of [cruel] mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tried or tested, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38(Of whom the world was not worthy) they wandered in deserts, and [in] mountains, and [in] dens and caves of the earth.
39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40God-The Father having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.