16Butnow they desire a better country, that is , an heavenly:whereforeGodisnotashamed to be calledtheirGod:for he hath prepared for them a city.17
By faithAbraham, when he was tried , offered upIsaac:and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18Ofwhom it was said , ThatinIsaacshallthyseed be called :
19AccountingthatGod was able to raise him up , evenfrom the dead; from whencealso he receivedhimin a figure.20
By faithIsaacblessedJacobandEsauconcerning things to come .
By faithJacob, when he was a dying , blessedboth the sons of Joseph;andworshipped , leaning upon the top of hisstaff.22
By faithJoseph, when he died , made mentionof the departing of the children of Israel;and gave commandmentconcerninghisbones.23
By faithMoses, when he was born , was hid three monthsofhisparents,because they saw he was a properchild;and they werenotafraid of the king'scommandment.24
By faithMoses, when he was come to years,refused to be called the son of Pharaoh'sdaughter;25Choosingrather to suffer affliction with the people of God,than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;26Esteeming the reproach of Christagreaterrichesthan the treasuresinEgypt:for he had respectunto the recompence of the reward.