New King James Version
38 of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, (A)in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And all these, (B)having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, 40 God having provided something better for us, that they should not be (C)made perfect apart from us.
The Race of Faith
12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, (D)let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and (E)let us run (F)with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, (G)who for the joy that was set before Him (H)endured the cross, despising the shame, and (I)has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Discipline of God(J)
3 (K)For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, (L)lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. 4 (M)You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
7 (P)If[d] you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what (Q)son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, (R)of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to (S)the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, (T)that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no [e]chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields (U)the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.