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Hebrews Chapter 11
Heb. 11:1 Now faith is the authentication of things expected, the convincing of things being done that are not seen.
Heb. 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
Heb. 11:3 Through faith we understand that the Old Covenant Age was furnished completely by the speaking of God in regard to the things which are visible and it does not have its origin out of that which is appearing.
Heb. 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks.
Heb. 11:5 By faith Enoch was removed that he should not know death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his removal he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that advances to God must believe that He is, and that He is rewarding them that diligently seek Him out.
Heb. 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned by God of things not yet seen, moved with fear, built an ark for the salvation of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Heb. 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he was about to receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing to where he was going.
Heb. 11:9 By faith he dwelt as a foreigner in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Heb. 11:10 For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose Designer and Builder is God.
Heb. 11:11 Through faith also Sarah herself received power to conceive an offspring and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
Heb. 11:12 Therefore sprang there even one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the heavens in multitude, and as the sand which is by the seashore innumerable.
Heb. 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them far off, and were persuaded by them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the land.
Heb. 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a fatherland.
Heb. 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of from where they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
Heb. 11:16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly: therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He made ready for them a city.
Heb. 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Heb. 11:18 of whom it was said, that in Isaac will your offspring be called:
Heb. 11:19 counting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from where also he received him back as a parable.
Heb. 11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau about things that are about to come.
Heb. 11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning on the top of his staff.
Heb. 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the exodus of the children of Israel; and gave a command concerning his bones.
Heb. 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a handsome child; and they were not afraid of the king’s decree.
Heb. 11:24 By faith Moses, when he had become great, disowned Pharaoh’s daughter and to be called her son,
Heb. 11:25 choosing rather to be treated with adversity with the people of God, than to have the enjoyment of sin for a season;
Heb. 11:26 counting the revilement of Christ greater wealth than the treasures in Egypt: for he fixed his eyes earnestly on the reward.
Heb. 11:27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of Pharaoh: for he endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.
Heb. 11:28 Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, unless the destroying one should touch the firstborns.
Heb. 11:29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as on dry land: when the Egyptians attempted were drowned.
Heb. 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho collapsed, after they were encircled seven days.
Heb. 11:31 By faith the prostitute Rahab did not perish with them that believed not, having received the spies with peace.
Heb. 11:32 And what more will I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Heb. 11:33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
Heb. 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, grown valiant in war, the armies of the foreigners were caused to back down.
Heb. 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Heb. 11:36 and others had trials of cruel mocking and scourging, yes, moreover of chains and prison:
Heb. 11:37 they were stoned, they were sawn in pieces, were tempted, and were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being homeless, afflicted, tormented;
Heb. 11:38 (of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserted places, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the land.
Heb. 11:39 So these all, having obtained a good testimony through faith, received not the promise:
Heb. 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made complete.