Hebrews 11:30-34

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.

31 By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets:

33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

did not believe (v.31) — disbelief manifested by disobedience

subdued kingdoms (v.33) — David (2 Samuel 8:1-14)

worked righteousness (v.33) — David (2 Samuel 8:15)

obtained promises (v.33) — 2 Kings 19:15; 20:2, etc.

stopped the mouths of lions (v.33) — Daniel (Daniel 6:16-23); Samson (Judges 14:5-6); David (1 Samuel 17:34-36)

quenched the violence of fire (v.34) — Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego (Daniel 3:19-30)

escaped the edge of the sword (v.34) — Jehoshaphat, David, Elijah, etc.

The writer skips the 40 years in the wilderness, a time not marked by faith

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