Heb. 11:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
pistis (Greek #4102)
persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself
KJV usage: assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
Pronounce: pis'-tis
Origin: from 3982
esti (Greek #2076)
he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are
KJV usage: are, be(-long), call, X can(-not), come, consisteth, X dure for a while, + follow, X have, (that) is (to say), make, meaneth, X must needs, + profit, + remaineth, + wrestle.
Pronounce: es-tee'
Origin: third person singular present indicative of 1510
the ζsubstance
hupostasis (Greek #5287)
a setting under (support), i.e. (figuratively) concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance (objectively or subjectively)
KJV usage: confidence, confident, person, substance.
Pronounce: hoop-os'-tas-is
Origin: from a compound of 5259 and 2476
of things hoped for
elpizo (Greek #1679)
to expect or confide
KJV usage: (have, thing) hope(-d) (for), trust.
Pronounce: el-pid'-zo
Origin: from 1680
, the evidence
elegchos (Greek #1650)
proof, conviction
KJV usage: evidence, reproof.
Pronounce: el'-eng-khos
Origin: from 1651
of things
pragma (Greek #4229)
a deed; by implication, an affair; by extension, an object (material)
KJV usage: business, matter, thing, work.
Pronounce: prag'-mah
Origin: from 4238
i not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
blepo (Greek #991)
to look at (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: behold, beware, lie, look (on, to), perceive, regard, see, sight, take heed. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: blep'-o
Origin: a primary verb

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

1-5:  What faith is.
6:  Without faith we cannot please God.
7-40:  The worthy fruits thereof in the fathers of old time.
Heb. 11:13• 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. (Heb. 11:13)
Heb. 10:22,39• 22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
(Heb. 10:22,39)
Acts 20:21• 21Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21)
1 Cor. 13:13• 13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. (1 Cor. 13:13)
Gal. 5:6• 6For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. (Gal. 5:6)
Titus 1:1• 1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; (Titus 1:1)
1 Peter 1:7• 7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (1 Peter 1:7)
2 Peter 1:1• 1Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: (2 Peter 1:1)
is the.
or, ground, or, confidence.
the evidence.
 the great distinctive principle of blessing now as of old lies in faith. Did he value antiquity? Faith distinguished all whom God honored from first to last; not the law but faith. (Hebrews 11:1-3 by W. Kelly)
 Some have made a difficulty for themselves by the mistaken assumption that we have here a definition of faith. This is clearly not the object, but rather a description of its power and range. Faith scripturally in itself is simply believing God, accepting His word because He says it; and now, under the gospel because of its all-importance, receiving the testimony of God which He has testified about His Son (1 John 5:9), believing (not exactly "on," but) Him that sent the Son (John 5:24); or, as in John 3:32 it is expressed, he that receives His testimony sets to his seal that God is true; while he that does not believe God has the awful guilt of making Him a liar (1 John 5:10). (Hebrews 11:1-3 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

Now faith is the substantiatingf of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

JND Translation Notes

Or "assurance," "firm conviction." see ch. 3.14.

W. Kelly Translation

aNow faith is substance of [things] hoped for, demonstration of things not seen.

WK Translation Notes

[whole verse]: The suggestion [of the American correctors of the RV] on 11:1 is unobjectionable. Here is the sense: "Now faith is confidence (3:14) in [things] hoped for, conviction of things not seen." (Bible Treasury 15:32)
substance [or, substantiating]: It is a nice question as to 11:1 whether ὐπόστὰσις here means grounded assurance as in 3:14, or substantiating which more approaches the older view. The Peschito's "realization" might express it best in this, as demonstration in ελεγχος. (Bible Treasury 14:48)