By faith1IsaacblessedJacob and Esau, evenregardingthings to come.
By faith2Jacob, as he was dying, blessedeach of the sons of Joseph, and 3worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
By faith4Joseph, when he was dying, mademention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gaveordersconcerning his bones.
By faith5Moses, when he was born, was hidden for threemonths by his parents, because they saw he was a beautifulchild; and they were not afraid of the 6king'sedict.
By faithMoses, 7when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh'sdaughter,
25choosingrather to 8endureill-treatment with the people of Godthan to enjoy the passingpleasures of sin,
269considering the reproach of aChristgreaterriches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the 10reward.
By faith he 11leftEgypt, not 12fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as 13seeing Him who is unseen.
By faith he b14kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that 15he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.
By faith they 16passedthrough the RedSea as though they were passing throughdryland; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were cdrowned.
By faith17the walls of Jerichofelldown18after they had been encircled for sevendays.
By faith19Rahab the harlot did not perishalong with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spiesdin peace.
And whatmore shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of 20Gideon, 21Barak, 22Samson, 23Jephthah, of 24David and 25Samuel and the prophets,
33who by faith26conqueredkingdoms, 27performed acts of righteousness, 28obtainedpromises, 29shut the mouths of lions,
3430quenched the power of fire, 31escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were madestrong, 32becamemighty in war, 33putforeignarmies to flight.
3534Womenreceived back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their erelease, so that they might obtain a betterresurrection;
and othersfexperiencedmockings and scourgings, yes, also35chains and imprisonment.
They were 36stoned, they were 37sawn in two, gthey were tempted, they were 38put to death with the sword; they wentabout39in sheepskins, in goatskins , being destitute, afflicted, 40ill-treated38
(men of whom the world was not worthy ), 41wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holeshin the ground.
And allthese, having i42gainedapprovalthrough their faith, 43did not receivejwhat was promised,
because God had kprovided44somethingbetter for us, so that 45apart from us they would not be madeperfect.