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Hebrews 11:16-26 NIV

16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

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17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,

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18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”a

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19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

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20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.

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21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.

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22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.

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23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

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24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.

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25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.

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      26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

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      Study tools for Hebrews 11:16-26

      • a 11:5 - Gen. 5:24
      • b 11:11 - Or "By faith Abraham, even though he was too old to have children—and Sarah herself was not able to conceive—was enabled to become a father because he"
      • c 11:18 - Gen. 21:12
      • d 11:31 - Or "unbelieving"
      • e 11:37 - Some early manuscripts "stoning; they were put to the test;"