25choosingrather to 1endureill-treatment with the people of Godthan to enjoy the passingpleasures of sin,
262considering the reproach of aChristgreaterriches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the 3reward.
By faith he 4leftEgypt, not 5fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as 6seeing Him who is unseen.
By faith he b7kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that 8he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.
By faith they 9passedthrough the RedSea as though they were passing throughdryland; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were cdrowned.
By faith10the walls of Jerichofelldown11after they had been encircled for sevendays.
By faith12Rahab 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 13Gideon, 14Barak, 15Samson, 16Jephthah, of 17David and 18Samuel and the prophets,
33who by faith19conqueredkingdoms, 20performed acts of righteousness, 21obtainedpromises, 22shut the mouths of lions,
3423quenched the power of fire, 24escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were madestrong, 25becamemighty in war, 26putforeignarmies to flight.
3527Womenreceived back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their erelease, so that they might obtain a betterresurrection;