ἔ. πραγμάτων οὐ βλεπομένων faith is a proving (or conviction about) unseen things=faith means to be sure about things unseen (in contrast to confidence in the temporal).
4:3 At the designated time Cain brought some of the fruit of the ground for an offering to the Lord. 4:4 But Abel brought some of the firstborn of his flock – even the fattest of them. And the Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering, 4:5 but with Cain and his offering he was not pleased.... 4:8 Cain said to his brother Abel,(NET).Let’s go out to the field.While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him
And the Lord said,(ESV). See also Heb. 12:24. (Is the more excellent sacrifice himself, being murdered? )What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground. 11 And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand
5:22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 5:23 The entire lifetime of Enoch was 365 years. 5:24 Enoch walked with God [LXX: εὐηρέστησεν Ενωχ τῷ θεῷ, Enoch was very pleasing to God], and then he disappeared [LXX: οὐχ ηὑρίσκετο, he was not found] because God took him away [LXX: μετέθηκεν αὐτὸν ὁ θεός](NET).
6:9 This is the account of Noah. Noah was a godly man; he was blameless among his contemporaries. He walked with God. 6:10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 6:11 The earth was ruined in the sight of God; the earth was filled with violence. 6:12 God saw the earth, and indeed it was ruined, for all living creatures on the earth were sinful. 6:13 So God said to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy them and the earth. 6:14 Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and out(NET).
12:1 Now the Lord said to Abram,(NET).Go out from your country, your relatives, and your father’s household / to the land that I will show you. / 12:2 Then I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, / and I will make your name great, / so that you will exemplify divine blessing. / 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, / but the one who treats you lightly I must curse, / and all the families of the earth will bless one another by your name.12:4 So Abram left, just as the Lord had told him to do...
12:6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the oak tree of Moreh at Shechem. (At that time the Canaanites were in the land.) 12:7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said,(NET). See also Gn. 13:14-17; 15:7, 18-21; 17:8.To your descendants I will give this land...
other. God gave Abraham the land, but not possession of it. (See Gn. 15:7-18 [Heb. 11:13a note] and Gn. 28:4 [Heb. 11:20a note].)
26:2 The Lord appeared to Isaac and said,(NET).Do not go down to Egypt; settle down in the land that I will point out to you. 26:3 Stay in this land. Then I will be with you and will bless you, for I will give all these lands to you and to your descendants, and I will fulfill the solemn promise I made to your father Abraham. 26:4 I will multiply your descendants so they will be as numerous as the stars in the sky, and I will give them all these lands. All the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants. 26:5 All this will come to pass because Abraham obeyed me and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws
28:10 Meanwhile Jacob left Beer Sheba and set out for Haran. 28:11 He reached a certain place where he decided to camp because the sun had gone down. He took one of the stones and placed it near his head. Then he fell asleep in that place 28:12 and had a dream. He saw a stairway erected on the earth with its top reaching to the heavens. The angels of God were going up and coming down it 28:13 and the Lord stood at its top. He said,(NET).I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the ground you are lying on. 28:14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west, east, north, and south. All the families of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using your name and that of your descendants. 28:15 I am with you! I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you!
By [his? her?] faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she [or he?] counted him faithful who had promised.
15:1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision.... 15:5 The Lord took him outside and said,(NET).Gaze into the sky and count the stars – if you are able to count them!Then he said to him,So will your descendants be.15:6 Abram believed the Lord [LXX: ἐπίστευσεν Αβραμ τῷ θεῷ], and the Lord considered his response of faith as proof of genuine loyalty [LXX: ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ εἰς δικαιοσύνην]
18:10 One of them said,(NET).I will surely return to you when the season comes round again, and your wife Sarah will have a son!(Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, not far behind him. 18:11 Abraham and Sarah were old and advancing in years; Sarah had long since passed menopause.) 18:12 So Sarah laughed to herself, thinking,After I am worn out will I have pleasure, especially when my husband is old too?
21:1 The Lord visited Sarah just as he had said he would and did for Sarah what he had promised. 21:2 So Sarah became pregnant and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the appointed time that God had told him(NET).
21:6 Sarah said,(NET).God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.21:7 She went on to say,Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have given birth to a son for him in his old age!
22:15 The Lord's angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven 22:16 and said,(NET). See also Gn. 15:1-6 (note Heb. 11:11a) and promise to Isaac, Gn. 26:4 (note Heb. 11:9b). See also dust of the earth (LXX: ἡ ἄμμος τῆς γῆς), Gn. 13:16 and promise to Jacob, Gn. 28:14 (note Heb. 11:9c).... 22:17 I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore [LXX: τὴν ἄμμον τὴν παρὰ τὸ χεῖλος τῆς θαλάσσης]
Then Abraham bowed down with his face to the ground and laughed as he said to himself,(NET).Can a son be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?
15:7 The Lord said to him,(NET). Gn. 15:16:I am the Lord who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.15:8 But Abram said,O sovereign Lord, by what can I know that I am to possess it?...15:18 That day the Lord made a covenant with Abram:To your descendants I give this land...
In the fourth generation your descendants will return here...(NET). See also Acts 7:5.
Then Abraham got up from mourning his dead wife and said to the sons of Heth, 23:4(NET). Gn. 15:13:I am a temporary settler [LXX: πάροικος καὶ παρεπίδημος] among you. Grant me ownership of a burial site among you so that I may bury my dead
Then the Lord said to Abram,(NET). Gn. 28:4 (note Heb. 11:20a):Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers [LXX: πάροικον] in a foreign country [LXX: γῇ οὐκ ἰδίᾳ, a land not their own]. They will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years
...the land where you have been living as a temporary resident...(NET).
on the earth.
22:1 Some time after these things God tested Abraham.... 22:10 Then Abraham reached out his hand, took the knife, and prepared to slaughter his son. 22:11 But the Lord’s angel called to him from heaven,(NET).Abraham! Abraham!Here I am!he answered. 22:12Do not harm the boy!the angel said.Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from me
your son, your only son.Meaning heir? Ishmael continued to be a part of the family, though was displaced as heir. Gn. 21:10-11:
21:10 So she said to Abraham,(NET). Gn. 25:5:Banish that slave woman and her son, for the son of that slave woman will not be an heir along with my son Isaac!21:11 Sarah’s demand displeased Abraham greatly because Ishmael was his son
Everything he owned Abraham left to his son Isaac(NET). Gn. 25:9:
His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar, the Hethite(NET). Gn. 25:12-18:
This is the account of Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s servant, bore to Abraham...(NET). Gn. 28:9:
So Esau went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Abraham's son Ishmael...(NET).
(NET).God will provide for himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son,Abraham replied. The two of them continued on together.
22:13 Abraham looked up and saw behind him a ram caught in the bushes by its horns. So he went over and got the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place(NET).The Lord provides.It is said to this day,In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made
28:1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him.... 28:3 May the sovereign God bless you! May he make you fruitful and give you a multitude of descendants! Then you will become a large nation. 28:4 May he give you and your descendants the blessing he gave to Abraham so that you may possess the land God gave to Abraham, the land where you have been living as a temporary resident [LXX: τὴν γῆν τῆς παροικήσεώς σου](NET).
48:3 Jacob said to Joseph,(NET).The sovereign God appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me. 48:4 He said to me,I am going to make you fruitful and will multiply you. I will make you into a group of nations, and I will give this land to your descendants as an everlasting possession.48:5 Now, as for your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, they will be mine. Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine just as Reuben and Simeon are
47:30 But I will sleep with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me up out of Egypt, and bury me in their sepulchre. And he said, I will do according to thy word. 47:31 And he said, Swear to me; and he swore to him. And Israel did reverence, leaning on the top of his staff(Brenton).
50:24 Then Joseph said to his brothers,(NET).I am about to die. But God will surely come to you and lead you up from this land to the land he swore on oath to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.50:25 Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath. He said,God will surely come to you. Then you must carry my bones up from this place
2:1 A man from the household of Levi married a woman who was a descendant of Levi. 2:2 The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a healthy [LXX: ἀστεῖον] child, she hid him for three months.(NET).
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people,(NET).All sons that are born you must throw into the river, but all daughters you may let live
In those days, when Moses had grown up [LXX: μέγας γενόμενος], he went out to his people and observed their hard labor, and he saw an Egyptian man attacking a Hebrew man, one of his own people(NET).
2:14 ...Then Moses was afraid, thinking,(NET).Surely what I did has become known.2:15 When Pharaoh heard about this event, he sought to kill Moses. So Moses fled from Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian...
12:3 Tell the whole community of Israel,(NET).In the tenth day of this month they each must take a lamb for themselves according to their families – a lamb for each household....12:6 You must care for it until the fourteenth day of this month, and then the whole community of Israel will kill it around sundown. 12:7 They will take some of the blood and put it on the two side posts and top of the doorframe of the houses where they will eat it.... 12:12 I will pass through the land of Egypt in the same night, and I will attack all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both of humans and of animals, and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment. I am the Lord. 12:13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, so that when I see the blood I will pass over you, and this plague will not fall on you to destroy you when I attack the land of Egypt.
14:15 The Lord said to Moses,(NET).Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 14:16 And as for you, lift up your staff and extend your hand toward the sea and divide it, so that the Israelites may go through the middle of the sea on dry ground
14:23 The Egyptians chased them and followed them into the middle of the sea – all the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.... 14:27 So Moses extended his hand toward the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state when the sun began to rise. Now the Egyptians were fleeing before it, but the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea. 14:28 The water returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the army of Pharaoh that was coming after the Israelites into the sea – not so much as one of them survived!(NET).
6:1 Now Jericho was shut tightly because of the Israelites. No one was allowed to leave or enter. 6:2 The Lord told Joshua,(NET). See also Jo. 6:15-20.See, I am about to defeat Jericho for you, along with its king and its warriors. 6:3 Have all the warriors march around the city one time; do this for six days. 6:4 Have seven priests carry seven rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the horns. 6:5 When you hear the signal from the ram’s horn, have the whole army give a loud battle cry. Then the city wall will collapse and the warriors should charge straight ahead
2:8 Now before the spies went to sleep, Rahab went up to the roof. 2:9 She said to the men,(NET). See also Jo. 6:17, 22-23, 25.I know the Lord is handing this land over to you. We are absolutely terrified of you, and all who live in the land are cringing before you. 2:10 For we heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you left Egypt and how you annihilated the two Amorite kings, Sihon and Og, on the other side of the Jordan. 2:11 When we heard the news we lost our courage and no one could even breathe for fear of you. For the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below! 2:12 So now, promise me this with an oath sworn in the Lord’s name. Because I have shown allegiance to you, show allegiance to my family. Give me a solemn pledge 2:13 that you will spare the lives of my father, mother, brothers, sisters, and all who belong to them, and rescue us from death
elabon peiranmockings, scourgings, bonds, and imprisonments, rather than to be mocked, scourged, bound, and imprisoned, seemingly focuses on the enduring affect [emotional
scarification] rather than the in-the-moment suffering.)
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