Context / meaning
Hebrews 11 [17.] By faith, Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had gladly received the promises was offering up his one and only son; even he to whom it was said, “your offspring[c] will be accounted as from Isaac”; [d] concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead. [20.] By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. By faith, Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. By faith, Joseph, when his end was near, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave instructions concerning his bones. By faith, Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
Hebrews 11 [24.] By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to share ill treatment with God’s people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time; accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them. By faith, they passed through the Red Sea as on dry land. When the Egyptians tried to do so, they were swallowed up.
Hebrews 11 [30.] By faith, the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith, Rahab the prostitute, didn’t perish with those who were disobedient, having received the spies in peace. What more shall I say? For the time would fail me if I told of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets; who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,[e] quenched the power of fire,[f] escaped the edge of the sword,[g] from weakness were made strong, grew mighty in war, and caused foreign armies to flee.
c. Hebrews 11:18 or, seed.
d. Hebrews 11:18 Genesis 21:12.
e. Hebrews 11:33 Daniel 6:22-23.
f. Hebrews 11:34 Daniel 3:1-30.
g. Hebrews 11:34 1 Kings 19:1-3; 2 Kings 6:31-7:20.