By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.
By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,
Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,
2 Timothy 4:8
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 2:3
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:1
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,
2 Timothy 1:14
By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
2 Timothy 1:13
Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
2 Thessalonians 3:13
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
2 Thessalonians 2:17
Comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
2 Thessalonians 2:15
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
1 Thessalonians 3:8
For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.
Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.