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Hebrews 11:1 Verse Translations and Paraphrases
New Kings James Version
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now faith is the conviction concerning those things that are in hope, as if it were these things in action, and the revelation of those things that are unseen.
Common English Bible
Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see.
Contemporary English Version
Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see.
Easy To Read Version
Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see.
English Standard Version
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen
God’s Word Translation
Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see.
New American Standard Bible
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
New Century Version
Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.
New International Reader’s Version
Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see.
New International Version
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
New Life Version
Now faith is being sure we will get what we hope for. It is being sure of what we cannot see.
New Living Translation
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.