Hebrews 11:3

following Hendrickson’s “The Interlinear Bible” I found the parallels helpful in emphasising the existence of the transcendent. 

A. By faith we understand to have been framed

B. the worlds (aeons)

C. by a word of God

C’. so as not out of things appearing

B’. the seen

A’. to have come into being


One thought on “Hebrews 11:3”

  1. I agree that the interlinear version is necessary to see the chiasmus. In the following I have used the KJV but only modified the third verse to match the order of Textus Receptus (interlinear).

    1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
    the evidence of things not seen.
    2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
    3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were
    framed by the word of God,
    so that of things which do not appear
    things which are seen were made.

    While I like your chiasm, I think this larger one is instructive.

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