261considering the reproach of aChristgreaterriches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the 2reward.
By faith he 3leftEgypt, not 4fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as 5seeing Him who is unseen.
By faith he b6kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that 7he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.
By faith they 8passedthrough the RedSea as though they were passing throughdryland; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were cdrowned.
By faith9the walls of Jerichofelldown10after they had been encircled for sevendays.
By faith11Rahab 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 12Gideon, 13Barak, 14Samson, 15Jephthah, of 16David and 17Samuel and the prophets,
33who by faith18conqueredkingdoms, 19performed acts of righteousness, 20obtainedpromises, 21shut the mouths of lions,
3422quenched the power of fire, 23escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were madestrong, 24becamemighty in war, 25putforeignarmies to flight.
3526Womenreceived 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, also27chains and imprisonment.