Hebrews 11:20-40 New American Standard Bible

20  By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau , even regarding things to come . 21  By faith Jacob , as he was dying , blessed each of the sons of Joseph , and worshiped , leaning on the top of his staff . 22  By faith Joseph , when he was dying , made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel , and gave orders concerning his bones . 23  By faith Moses , 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 king's edict . 24  By faith Moses , when he had grown e up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter , 25  choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin , 26  considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt ; for he was looking to the reward . 27  By faith he left Egypt , not fearing the wrath of the king ; for he endured , as seeing Him who is unseen . 28  By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood , so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. 29  By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land ; and the Egyptians , when they attempted e it, were drowned . 30  By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days . 31  By faith Rahab 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 Gideon , Barak , Samson , Jephthah , of David and Samuel and the prophets , 33  who by faith conquered kingdoms , performed acts of righteousness , obtained promises , shut the mouths of lions , 34  quenched the power of fire , escaped the edge of the sword , from weakness were made strong , became mighty in war , put foreign armies to flight . 35  Women received back their dead by resurrection ; and others were tortured , not accepting their release , so that they might obtain a better resurrection ; 36  and others experienced e mockings and scourgings , yes , also chains and imprisonment . 37  They were stoned , they were sawn in two , they were tempted , they were put to death e e with the sword ; they went about in sheepskins , in goatskins e , being destitute , afflicted , ill-treated 38  (men of whom the world was not worthy ), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground . 39  And all these , having gained approval through their faith , did not receive what was promised , 40  because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect .

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