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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      27 By faith he left Egypt, 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 application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
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      29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
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      30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.
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      31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.a
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      32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets,
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      33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
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      34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
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      35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection.
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      36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.
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      37 They were put to death by stoning;b they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—
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        • ™ 11:37 - Some early manuscripts "stoning; they were put to the test;"
          38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.
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          39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised,
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              40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
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