23By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw a beautiful child; and they did not fear the edict of the king. 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, 26 regarding 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 anger of the king; for he endured as seeing the Unseen One. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as through dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, having been encircled for seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what more should I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, both Barak and Samson and Jephthah, both David and Samuel and the prophets: 33 who through faith overcame kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became mighty in battle, turned to flight the armies of foreigners. 35Women received their dead back by resurrection. And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, in order that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 Still others took a trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tried, they were slain, being murdered with the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, being in want, being afflicted, being ill treated, 38 of whom the world was not worthy, wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.
39 And all these, having obtained witness through their faith, did not receive the promise, 40 God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.
HEBREWS CHAPTER 12