18 Who [hos] against [para] hope [elpis] believed [pisteuo] in [epi] hope [elpis], that [eis] he [autos] might become [ginomai] the
father [pater] of many [polus] nations [ethnos], according
[kata] to that which was spoken [ereo], So [houto] shall [esomai] thy [sou] seed [sperma] be [esomai]. KJV-Interlinear
18 In hope
he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as
he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” ESV
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Faith has an object in which one can trust. Faith is supported with knowledge and understanding and confidence. Hope is in a future thing anticipated, an unknown. Hope is always surrounded with uncertainty and anticipation.
Abraham had no children at the time of the promise.
Abraham looked to God who made the promise, knowing that God is outside of the bounds of hope and faith. For, God does not need to hope, because God does not need to anticipate anything. God simply knows all that is and was and will be. With God all things are certain.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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