Hebrews 11

1Now faith is the foundation of hoping, the evidence of events not being seen. 2For by this the ancients were well reported. 3By faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by the word of God. For the things that are seen do not come to be from that which is visible. 4By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, because of which he was reported to be righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through it, he who died still speaks. 5By faith Enoch was transferred to not see death, and he was not found, because God transferred him. For before his removal he was reported to be pleasing to God. 6And apart from faith it is impossible to please him. For he who comes to God must believe that he is, and becomes a rewarder of those who search for him. 7By faith Noah, being divinely warned about things not yet seen, moved with awe, prepared an ark for the salvation of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became an heir of righteousness according to faith. 8By faith Abraham, when called, obeyed to go out to the place that he was going to take for an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9By faith he lived alien in the land of promise as a foreigner, having dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the fellow heirs of the same promise. 10For he anticipated the city that has the foundations, whose builder and architect is God. 11By faith even Sarah herself received power for conception of seed, and she gave birth beyond the time of age, because she considered him faithful who promised. 12And therefore from one man, and these things having become deadened, were begotten as the stars of the heaven for multitude, and as the sand of the seashore, countless. 13All these died in faith, not having taken the promises, but who saw and greeted them from afar, and who confessed that they were foreigners and sojourners on the earth. 14For those who say such things show that they are seeking a fatherland. 15And if indeed they remembered that from which they came out, they would have had time to return. 16But now they aspire for a superior one, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. 17By faith Abraham, being tested, offered Isaac. And he who received the promises offered his only begotten son, 18about whom it was said, The seed by thee will be called in Isaac. 19Having reckoned that God is able to raise up even from the dead, from where also, in a figure, he did receive him back. 20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau about things coming. 21By faith Jacob, while dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and bowed in worship upon the top of his staff. 22By faith Joseph, while perishing, remembered about the exodus of the sons of Israel, and commanded about his bones. 23By faith Moses, after being born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw the child well-formed, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. 24By faith Moses, having become great, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25having chosen rather to be mistreated with the people of God, than to have the pleasure of sin temporarily. 26Having esteemed the vilification of the Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he focused toward the recompense of reward. 27By faith he forsook Egypt, not having feared the wrath of the king, for he persevered as seeing the invisible. 28By faith he performed the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who was destroying the firstborn would not touch them. 29By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land, of which the Egyptians, having taken an attempt, were drowned. 30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, having been encircled for seven days. 31By faith Rahab the harlot was not destroyed with those who were disobedient, having received the spies with peace. 32And what shall I say further? For the time would fail me telling about Gideon, also Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets, 33who, through faith, conquered kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, closed the mouths of lions, 34quenched the force of fire, escaped the jaw of the sword. Out of weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, bowed down armies of aliens. 35Women took hold of their dead from a resurrection, but others were tortured, not having accepted deliverance, so that they might experience a superior resurrection. 36And others took a trial of mockings and scourgings, and moreover of bonds and imprisonment. 37They were stoned, they were sawed apart, they were tempted, they died in murder by sword. They wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, restricted, tormented 38(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth. 39And all these, having been well reported through faith, did not receive the promise, 40God having foreseen something superior concerning us, so that without us they would not be made fully perfect.
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