Hebrews 11:17-27 NIV

17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice.1 He who had received 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 offspringa will be reckoned."b2

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      19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead,3 and figuratively 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.4

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      21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons,5 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 about his bones.6

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      23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born,7 because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.8

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      24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.9

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      25 He chose to be mistreated10 along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.

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          26 He regarded disgrace11 for the sake of Christ12 as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.13

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          27 By faith he left Egypt,14 not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

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