For those who say such things declare plainly that they are seeking a fatherland.
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. 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 up Isaac; and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
of whom it was said, "In Isaac shall thy seed be called,"
accounting that God was able to raise him up even from the dead, from whence he also received him, in a figurative sense.
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph and worshiped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel, and gave commandment concerning his bones.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a handsome child; and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
By faith Moses, when he had come of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,