Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of e things not seen.
For by it the people of old received their commendation.
By faith we understand that the universe was created by f the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of g things that are visible.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
2 Corinthians 4:18
As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
As it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations" - in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.