21 By faith 2Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and 3worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
22 By faith 4Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.
23 By faith 5Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the 6king's edict.
24 By faith Moses, 7when he had grown * up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
26 9considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the 10reward.
27 By faith he 11left Egypt, not 12fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as 13seeing Him who is unseen.
28 By faith he 14kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that 15he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.
29 By faith they 16passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted * it, were drowned.
30 By faith 17the walls of Jericho fell down 18after they had been encircled for seven days.
31 By faith 19Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace.
32 And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of 20Gideon, 21Barak, 22Samson, 23Jephthah, of 24David and 25Samuel and the prophets,
35 34Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;
37 They were 36stoned, they were 37sawn in two, they were tempted, they were 38put to death * * with the sword; they went about 39in sheepskins, in goatskins *, being destitute, afflicted, 40ill-treated
38 (men of whom the world was not worthy ), 41wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.
39 And all these, having 42gained approval through their faith, 43did not receive what was promised,
40 because God had provided 44something better for us, so that 45apart from us they would not be made perfect.