Verses We Love – a Comparison of Hebrews 11:1

Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Closest Natural Equivalence

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought

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.
The Message (MSG)
Paraphrase