He regarded disgrace1 for the sake of Christ2 as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.327
By faith he left Egypt,4 not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer5 of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.629
By faith the people passed through the Red Seaa as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.730
By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.831
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.b932
And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon,10 Barak,11 Samson,12 Jephthah,13 David,14 Samuel15 and the prophets,
who through faith conquered kingdoms,16 administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,1734
quenched the fury of the flames,18 and escaped the edge of the sword;19 whose weakness was turned to strength;20 and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.2135
Women received back their dead, raised to life again.22 Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
Some faced jeers and flogging,23 while still others were chained and put in prison.24