By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was ready to offer up his only son,
of whom it was said, "Through Isaac shall your descendants be named."
He considered that God was able to raise men even from the dead; hence, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau.
By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff.
By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his burial.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.
He considered abuse suffered for the Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he looked to the reward.
By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king; for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.