Hebrews 11:26-36 NIV

26 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.3

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27 By faith he left Egypt,4 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 destroyer5 of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.6

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29 By faith the people passed through the Red Seaa as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.7

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    • d 11:29 - That is, Sea of Reeds
      30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.8

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      31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.b9

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      32 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,

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      33 who through faith conquered kingdoms,16 administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,17

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      34 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.21

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      35 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.

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      36 Some faced jeers and flogging,23 while still others were chained and put in prison.24

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