After these events, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield; your reward will be very great.
When I am afraid, I will trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are protected.
Not that we have control of your faith, but we are workers with you for your joy, because you stand by faith.
Therefore we do not give up; even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day.
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath,
so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter
and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin.
For he considered reproach for the sake of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward.
By faith he left Egypt behind, not being afraid of the king's anger, for he persevered, as one who sees Him who is invisible.
By faith he instituted the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.
By faith they crossed the Red Sea as though they were on dry land. When the Egyptians attempted to do this, they were drowned.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after being encircled for seven days.
By faith Rahab the prostitute received the spies in peace and didn't perish with those who disobeyed.
And what more can I say? Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets,
who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength after being weak, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight.
Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
Resist him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your brothers in the world.
because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.
And who is the one who conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?