Hebrews 11:18-28 NIV

18 even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspringa will be reckoned."b1

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      19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead,2 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.3

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      21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons,4 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.5

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      23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born,6 because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.7

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      24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.8

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      25 He chose to be mistreated9 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 disgrace10 for the sake of Christ11 as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.12

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          27 By faith he left Egypt,13 not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

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          28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer14 of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.15

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