New International Version (NIV1984)
1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
From BibleGateway.com: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews 11:1– 3&version=NIV1984