But now they desire a better country, that is , an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
By faith Abraham, when he was tried , offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Of whom it was said , That in Isaac shall thy seed be called :
Accounting that God was able to raise him up , even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come .
By faith Jacob, when he was a dying , blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped , leaning upon the top of his staff.
By faith Joseph, when he died , made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
By faith Moses, when he was born , was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
References for Hebrews 11:26