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እምነትም ተስፋ ስለምናደርገው ነገር የሚያስረግጥ፥ የማናየውንም ነገር የሚያስረዳ ነው።
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ለሽማግሌዎች የተመሰከረላቸው በዚህ ነውና።
3
ዓለሞች በእግዚአብሔር ቃል እንደ ተዘጋጁ፥ ስለዚህም የሚታየው ነገር ከሚታዩት እንዳልሆነ በእምነት እናስተውላለን።
4
አቤል ከቃየል ይልቅ የሚበልጥን መሥዋዕት ለእግዚአብሔር በእምነት አቀረበ፥ በዚህም፥ እግዚአብሔር ስለ ስጦታው ሲመሰክር፥ እርሱ ጻድቅ እንደ ሆነ ተመሰከረለት፤ ሞቶም ሳለ በመሥዋዕቱ እስከ አሁን ይናገራል።
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ሄኖክ ሞትን እንዳያይ በእምነት ተወሰደ፥ እግዚአብሔርም ስለ ወሰደው አልተገኘም። ሳይወሰድ እግዚአብሔርን ደስ እንዳሰኘ ተመስክሮለታልና፤
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ያለ እምነትም ደስ ማሰኘት አይቻልም፤ ወደ እግዚአብሔር የሚደርስ እግዚአብሔር እንዳለ ለሚፈልጉትም ዋጋ እንዲሰጥ ያምን ዘንድ ያስፈልገዋልና።
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ኖኅ ገና ስለማይታየው ነገር ተረድቶ እግዚአብሔርን እየፈራ ቤተ ስዎቹን ለማዳን መርከብን በእምነት አዘጋጀ፥ በዚህም ዓለምን ኰነነ፥ በእምነትም የሚገኘውን ጽድቅ ወራሽ ሆነ።
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አብርሃም የተባለው ርስት አድርጎ ሊቀበለው ወዳለው ስፍራ ለመውጣት በእምነት ታዘዘ፥ ወዴትም እንደሚሄድ ሳያውቅ ወጣ።
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ለእንግዶች እንደሚሆን በተስፋ ቃል በተሰጠው አገር በድንኳን ኖሮ፥ ያን የተስፋ ቃል አብረውት ከሚወርሱ ከይስሐቅና ከያዕቆብ ጋር፥ እንደ መጻተኛ በእምነት ተቀመጠ፤
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መሠረት ያላትን፥ እግዚአብሔር የሠራትንና የፈጠራትን ከተማ ይጠብቅ ነበርና።
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ተስፋ የሰጠው የታመነ እንደ ሆነ ስለ ቈጠረች፥ ሣራ ራስዋ ደግሞ ዕድሜዋ እንኳ ካለፈ በኋላ ዘርን ለመፅነስ ኃይልን በእምነት አገኘች።
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ስለዚህ ደግሞ በብዛታቸው እንደ ሰማይ ኮከብ እንደማይቈጠርም በባሕር ዳር እንዳለ አሸዋ የነበሩት የሞተን ሰው እንኳ ከመሰለው ከአንዱ ተወለዱ።
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እነዚህ ሁሉ አምነው ሞቱ፥ የተሰጣቸውን የተስፋ ቃል አላገኙምና፤ ዳሩ ግን ከሩቅ ሆነው አዩትና ተሳለሙት፥ በምድሪቱም እንግዶችና መጻተኞች እንዲሆኑ ታመኑ።
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እንዲህ የሚሉት ለእነርሱ የሚሆነውን አገር እንዲፈልጉ ያመለክታሉና።
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ያን የወጡበትን አገር አስበው ቢሆኑ፥ ሊመለሱ ጊዜ በሆነላቸው ነበር፤
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አሁን ግን የሚበልጠውን እርሱም ሰማያዊ አገር ይናፍቃሉ። ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር አምላካቸው ተብሎ ሊጠራ በእነርሱ አያፍርም፥ ከተማን አዘጋጅቶላቸዋልና።
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አብርሃም በተፈተነበት ጊዜ ይስሐቅን በእምነት አቀረበ፥ የተስፋን ቃል የተቀበለው። በይስሐቅ ዘር ይጠራልሃል የተባለለት እርሱም አንድ ልጁን አቀረበ፤
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እግዚአብሔር ከሙታን እንኳ ሊያስነሣው እንዲቻለው አስቦአልና፥ ከዚያም ደግሞ በምሳሌ አገኘው።
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ይስሐቅ ሊመጣ ስላለው ነገር ያዕቆብንና ዔሳውን በእምነት ባረካቸው።
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ያዕቆብ ሲሞት በእምነት የዮሴፍን ልጆች እያንዳንዳቸው ባረካቸው፥ በዘንጉም ጫፍ ተጠግቶ ሰገደ።
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ዮሴፍ ወደ ሞት ቀርቦ ሳለ በእምነት ስለ እስራኤል ልጆች መውጣት አስታወሰ፥ ስለ አጥንቱም አዘዛቸው።
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ሙሴ ከተወለደ በኋላ ወላጆቹ ያማረ ሕፃን መሆኑን አይተው በእምነት ሦስት ወር ሸሸጉት የንጉሥንም አዋጅ አልፈሩም።
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ሙሴ ካደገ በኋላ የፈርዖን የልጅ ልጅ እንዳይባል በእምነት እምቢ አለ፤
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ከግብፅም ብዙ ገንዘብ ይልቅ ስለ ክርስቶስ መነቀፍ እጅግ የሚበልጥ ባለ ጠግነት እንዲሆን አስቦአልና ለጊዜው በኃጢአት ከሚገኝ ደስታ ይልቅ ከእግዚአብሔር ሕዝብ ጋር መከራ መቀበልን መረጠ፤ ብድራቱን ትኵር ብሎ ተመልክቶአልና።
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የንጉሡን ቍጣ ሳይፈራ የግብፅን አገር የተወ በእምነት ነበር፤ የማይታየውን እንደሚያየው አድርጎ ጸንቶአልና።
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አጥፊው የበኵሮችን ልጆች እንዳይነካ ፋሲካንና ደምን መርጨትን በእምነት አደረገ።
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በደረቅ ምድር እንደሚያልፉ በኤርትራ ባሕር በእምነት ተሻገሩ፥ የግብፅ ሰዎች ግን ሲሞክሩ ተዋጡ።
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የኢያሪኮ ቅጥር ሰባት ቀን ከዞሩበት በኋላ በእምነት ወደቀ።
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ጋለሞታይቱ ረዓብ ሰላዮችን በሰላም ስለ ተቀበለቻቸው ከማይታዘዙ ጋር በእምነት አልጠፋችም።
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እንግዲህ ምን እላለሁ? ስለ ጌዴዎንና ስለ ባርቅ ስለ ሶምሶንም ስለ ዮፍታሔም ስለ ዳዊትና ስለ ሳሙኤልም ስለ ነቢያትም እንዳልተርክ ጊዜ ያጥርብኛልና።
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እነርሱ በእምነት መንግሥታትን ድል ነሡ፥ ጽድቅን አደረጉ፥ የተሰጠውን የተስፋ ቃል አገኙ፥
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የአንበሶችን አፍ ዘጉ፥ የእሳትን ኃይል አጠፉ፥ ከሰይፍ ስለት አመለጡ፥ ከድካማቸው በረቱ፥ በጦርነት ኃይለኞች ሆኑ፥ የባዕድ ጭፍሮችን አባረሩ።
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ሴቶች ሙታናቸውን በትንሣኤ ተቀበሉ፤ ሌሎችም መዳንን ሳይቀበሉ የሚበልጠውን ትንሣኤ እንዲያገኙ እስከ ሞት ድረስ ተደበደቡ፤
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ሌሎችም መዘበቻ በመሆንና በመገረፍ ከዚህም በላይ በእስራትና በወኅኒ ተፈተኑ፤
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በድንጋይ ተወግረው ሞቱ፥ ተፈተኑ፥ በመጋዝ ተሰነጠቁ፥ በሰይፍ ተገድለው ሞቱ፥ ሁሉን እያጡ መከራን እየተቀበሉ እየተጨነቁ የበግና የፍየል ሌጦ ለብሰው ዞሩ፤
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ዓለም አልተገባቸውምና በምድረ በዳና በተራራ፥ በዋሻና በምድር ጕድጓድ ተቅበዘበዙ።
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እነዚህም ሁሉ በእምነታቸው ተመስክሮላቸው ሳሉ የተሰጠውን የተስፋ ቃል አላገኙም፥ ያለ እኛ ፍጹማን እንዳይሆኑ እግዚአብሔር ስለ እኛ አንዳች የሚበልጥ ነገርን አስቀድሞ አይቶ ነበርና።

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Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.
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For by this, the elders obtained testimony.
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By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.
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By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had testimony given to him that he was righteous, God testifying with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks.
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By faith, Enoch was taken away, so that he wouldn''t see death, and he was not found, because God translated him. For he has had testimony given to him that before his translation he had been well pleasing to God.
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Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.
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By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
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By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went.
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By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
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For he looked for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
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By faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised.
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Therefore as many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as innumerable as the sand which is by the sea shore, were fathered by one man, and him as good as dead.
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These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and embraced them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
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For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
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If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.
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But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
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By faith, Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had gladly received the promises was offering up his one and only son;
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even he to whom it was said, "In Isaac will your seed be called;"
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concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.
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By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.
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By faith, Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
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By faith, Joseph, when his end was near, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave instructions concerning his bones.
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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.
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By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh''s daughter,
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choosing rather to share ill treatment with God''s people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;
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accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
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By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
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By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.
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By faith, they passed through the Red Sea as on dry land. When the Egyptians tried to do so, they were swallowed up.
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By faith, the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days.
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By faith, Rahab the prostitute, didn''t perish with those who were disobedient, having received the spies in peace.
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What more shall I say? For the time would fail me if I told of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets;
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who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
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quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword,{1 Kings 19:1-3; 2 Kings 6:31-7:20} from weakness were made strong, grew mighty in war, and caused foreign armies to flee.
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Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
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Others were tried by mocking and scourging, yes, moreover by bonds and imprisonment.
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They were stoned. They were sawn apart. They were tempted. They were slain with the sword.{Jeremiah 26:20-23; 1 Kings 19:10} They went around in sheep skins and in goat skins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated
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(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.
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These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn''t receive the promise,
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God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.