Bible: Heb 11:26-40

11:26 He regarded abuse suffered for Christ 1  to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for his eyes were fixed on 2  the reward. 11:27 By faith he left Egypt without fearing the king’s anger, for he persevered as though he could see the one who is invisible. 11:28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, 3  so that the one who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. 11:29 By faith they crossed the Red Sea as if on dry ground, but when the Egyptians tried it, they were swallowed up. 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho 4  fell after the people marched around them 5  for seven days. 11:31 By faith Rahab the prostitute escaped the destruction of 6  the disobedient, because she welcomed the spies in peace.

11:32 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. 11:33 Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, 7  gained what was promised, 8  shut the mouths of lions, 11:34 quenched raging fire, 9  escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength in weakness, 10  became mighty in battle, put foreign armies to flight, 11:35 and women received back their dead raised to life. 11  But others were tortured, not accepting release, to obtain resurrection to a better life. 12  11:36 And others experienced mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 11:37 They were stoned, sawed apart, 13  murdered with the sword; they went about in sheepskins and goatskins; they were destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 11:38 (the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth. 11:39 And these all were commended 14  for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. 15  11:40 For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us. 16 

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