Hebrews 11:20-40 American Standard Version

20  By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. 21  By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, [leaning] upon the top of his staff. 22  By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 23  By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw he was a goodly child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. 24  By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25  choosing rather to share ill treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26  accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he looked unto the recompense of reward. 27  By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28  By faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them. 29  By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up. 30  By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days. 31  By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient, having received the spies with peace.

32  And what shall I more say? for the time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah; of David and Samuel and the prophets: 33  who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34  quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, waxed mighty in war, turned to flight armies of aliens. 35  Women received their dead by a resurrection: and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36  and others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37  they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword: they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 38  (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth. 39  And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise, 40  God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

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