What faith is. Its wonderful fruits and efficacy demonstrated in the fathers.
 Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not.
 For by this the ancients obtained a testimony.
 Women received their dead raised to life again. But others were racked, not accepting deliverance, that they might find a better resurrection.
 And others had trial of mockeries and stripes, moreover also of bands and prisons.
 They were stoned, they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they were put to death by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being in want, distressed, afflicted:
 Of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in deserts, in mountains, and in dens, and in caves of the earth.
 And all these being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the promise;
 God providing some better thing for us, that they should not be perfected without us.