28 By faith he instituted the aPassover and the pouring out of the blood so that the bone destroying the firstborn would not touch them.
29 By faith they apassed through the Red Sea as through dry land, in which the Egyptians, while making the attempt, were swallowed up.
30 1By faith the awalls of Jericho fell, having been bencircled for a period of seven days.
31 By faith aRahab the harlot did not perish with those who were disobedient, since she had breceived the spies with peace.
32 And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of aGideon, bBarak, cSamson, dJephthah, of eDavid and fSamuel and the prophets,
33 Who through faith aovercame kingdoms, bworked righteousness, cobtained promises, dstopped the mouths of lions,
34 aQuenched the power of fire, bescaped the edge of the sword, were made strong in weakness, became cmighty in war, routed the armies of foreigners.
35 Women areceived their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured to death, not accepting 1deliverance, in order that they might obtain a 2bbetter resurrection.
36 And still others underwent the trial of amockings and scourgings, even, moreover, of bonds and bimprisonment.
37 They were astoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they died by the bmurder of the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, cill treated
38 (Of 1whom the world was not worthy), wandering over adeserts and bmountains and in ccaves and holes of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good atestimony through their faith, did bnot obtain the promise,
40 Because God has 1provided something 2abetter for us, so that 3apart from us they would not be made perfect.
1 Therefore let us also, having so great a 1acloud of 2witnesses surrounding us, put away every 3encumbrance and the 4bsin which so easily entangles us and crun with dendurance the 5race which is set before us,
2 1Looking away aunto 2Jesus, the 3bAuthor and 4Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the ccross, despising the dshame, and has 5esat down on the right hand of the fthrone of God.
3 For acompare Him who has endured such bcontradiction by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary, 1fainting in your souls.
4 You have not yet resisted unto blood, struggling against 1sin,
5 And you have completely forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with sons, a“My son, do not regard lightly the 1discipline of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by Him;
6 For whom the Lord loves He 1adisciplines, and He bscourges every son whom He receives.”
7 It is for 1discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with asons. For what son is there whom the father does not discipline?
8 But if you are without discipline, of which all sons have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had the fathers of our flesh as 1discipliners and we arespected them; shall we not much more be in subjection to the 2bFather of spirits and clive?
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