By faith we understand the word and work of God—The faith of the ancients was centered in Christ—By faith, men subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, and worked miracles.
7 By faith aNoah, being bwarned of God of things not seen as yet, cmoved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the drighteousness which is by faith.
10 For he looked for a acity which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in amultitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the apromises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were bstrangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a acountry.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better acountry, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
19 aAccounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac ablessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith aJacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith aJoseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the ason of Pharaoh’s daughter;
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
29 By faith they passed through the aRed sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the awalls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
37 They were astoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.