1 Now FAITH is the persuasion concerning things which are in hope, as if they were in reality, and a revelation of those which are not seen.
2 And for this was the testimony concerning the elders.
3 For by faith we perceive that the worlds were ordained by the word of Aloha, and (how) these (things) which are seen were from those which are not seen.
4 By faith Habel offered a sacrifice which was far better than that of Koen unto Aloha; and because of it there is respecting him a testimony that he was righteous; and Aloha gave witness concerning his oblation; and on account thereof also while dead he is speaking.
5 Through faith Hanak was translated, and did not taste death; nor was he found, because Aloha had translated him: for before that he would translate him, there was respecting him the testimony that he pleased Aloha.
6 But without faith it is not possible for man to please Aloha; for he who draweth near unto Aloha must believe that he is, and that of those who seek him he will be the rewarder.
7 By faith Nuch, when spoken with upon those things which had not been seen, feared, and made him the ark for the salvation of his family; by which he condemned the world, and was an heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called, heard that he was to go forth to a place which he should receive for an inheritance; and he went out, while he knew not whither he was going.
9 By faith he was a sojourner in the land that was promised to him, as in an alien state, and dwelt in tabernacles with Ishok and Jakub, sons of the inheritance which was his by the promise:
10 for he was expecting the city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is Aloha.
11 By faith Saro, who was barren, received strength to conceive seed, and, which (thing) was not in the time of her years, gave birth (to a son); because she was sure that he who had promised to her was faithful.
12 Therefore from one who had failed from old age, were there begotten multitudes as the stars of heaven, and as the sand upon the shores of the sea, which have no number.
13 In faith died these all, not having gotten their promise, but from afar had beheld it, and exulted in it, and confessed that strangers they were, and sojourners in the earth.
14 For they who these things say, make manifest that their city they are seeking.
15 But if that city from which they had gone out they desired, they had opportunity to return and go to it.
16 But now it is known that a better (one) than that they desired; that (namely) which is in heaven. Wherefore Aloha was not ashamed their God to be called; for he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham offered Ishok in his temptation and his only-born he lifted upon the altar, even him whom he had received by the promise:
18 for it had been said to him, In Ishok shall be called to thee the seed.
19 For he thought within himself, that Aloha could even from the dead upraise: and on account of this in a similitude he was given to him.
20 By faith in that which was to come, Ishok blessed Jakub and Isu.
21 By faith, when dying, Jakub blessed each of the sons of Jauseph; and worshipped upon the head of his staff.
22 By faith Jauseph, when dying, was mindful of the going forth of the sons of Israel, and commanded concerning his bones.
23 By faith the parents of Musha concealed him when he had been born three months, because they saw that he was a beautiful child; and they feared not the edict of the king.
24 By faith Musha, when he became a man, refused to be called the son of the daughter of Pherun;
25 and chose to himself to be in affliction with the people of Aloha, and not for a little time to delight (himself) in sin;
26 and considered the riches of the reproach of Meshiha to be far greater than the treasures of Metsreen: for he contemplated the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Metsreen, and feared not the wrath of the king; and hoped, as one who beheld Aloha who is the invisible.
28 By faith they performed the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that he might not come near,-he, who was destroying the first-born.
29 By faith they traversed the sea of Sooph, as those who (march) upon dry land; but the Metsroyee were swallowed up in it, when they had dared to enter it.
30 By faith the ramparts of Jirichu fell down, after they had been encompassed seven days.
31 By faith Rachob the harlot perished not with those who would not hearken, because she had received the explorers in peace.
32 What shall I yet say? For (too) brief is the time for me to tell of Gedhun, and of Borok, and of Shemshun, and of Nephtoch, and of David, and of Shomuel, and of the rest of the prophets;
33 they who through faith conquered kingdoms, and wrought righteousness, and received promises, and shut the mouths of lions,
34 and quenched the powers of fire, and were delivered from the edge of the sword, and were made strong from infirmities, and became valiant in battle, and overthrew the camps of the adversaries.
35 And they gave unto women their sons by the resurrection of the dead; and others in torments died, nor hoped to be delivered, that the better resurrection they might have.
36 But others went through mockings and scourgings; others unto chains and imprisonments were given up,
37 others were stoned, others divided, others died by the edge of the sword, others wandered about clothed with skins of sheep and of goats, necessitous, afflicted, and driven out.
38 Men, of whom the world was not worthy, became as wanderers in the desert, and in mountains, and in dens, and in caverns of the earth.
39 And these all, of whom there hath been (such) a testimony concerning their faith, received not the promise;
40 because Aloha had afore contemplated for our help, that without us they should not be made perfect.