Bible: Hebrews 11:13-40
11:23 By faith, when Moses was born, his parents hid him 13 for three months, because they saw the child was beautiful and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 11:24 By faith, when he grew up, Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 11:25 choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin’s fleeting pleasure. 11:26 He regarded abuse suffered for Christ 14 to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for his eyes were fixed on 15 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, 16 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 17 fell after the people marched around them 18 for seven days. 11:31 By faith Rahab the prostitute escaped the destruction of 19 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, 20 gained what was promised, 21 shut the mouths of lions, 11:34 quenched raging fire, 22 escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength in weakness, 23 became mighty in battle, put foreign armies to flight, 11:35 and women received back their dead raised to life. 24 But others were tortured, not accepting release, to obtain resurrection to a better life. 25 11:36 And others experienced mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 11:37 They were stoned, sawed apart, 26 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 27 for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. 28 11:40 For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us. 29