But now they desire a better, that is to say, a heavenly country. Therefore, 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 Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
(To whom it was said: In Isaac shalt thy seed be called:)
Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Whereupon also he received him for a parable.
By faith also of things to come Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.
By faith Jacob, dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph and adored the top of his rod.
By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the going out of the children of Israel and gave commandment concerning his bones.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents: because they saw he was a comely babe, and they feared not the king’s edict.
By faith Moses, when he was grown up, denied himself to be the son of Pharao’s daughter:
Rather choosing to be afflicted with the people of God than to have the pleasure of sin for a time:
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasure of the Egyptians. For he looked unto the reward.