بالإِيْمَانِ قَهَرُوا المَمَالِك، وعَمِلُوا البِرّ، ونَالُوا الوُعُود، وسَدُّوا أَفْوَاهَ الأُسُود/With faith they conquered kingdoms, did what was righteous, obtained the promises; they closed the mouths of lions

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بالإِيْمَانِ قَهَرُوا المَمَالِك، وعَمِلُوا البِرّ، ونَالُوا الوُعُود، وسَدُّوا أَفْوَاهَ الأُسُود، وأَخْمَدُوا قُوَّةَ النَّار
الرسالة إلى العبرانيّين11/م31حتى40/:”يا إخوَتِي، مَاذَا أَقُولُ بَعْد؟ فَإِنَّ الوَقْتَ يَضِيقُ بِي وأَنَا أُخْبِرُ عَن جِدْعُونَ وبَارَاقَ وشَمشُونَ ويَفْتَاحَ ودَاودَ وصَمُوئِيلَ والأَنْبِياء، الَّذِينَ بالإِيْمَانِ قَهَرُوا المَمَالِك، وعَمِلُوا البِرّ، ونَالُوا الوُعُود، وسَدُّوا أَفْوَاهَ الأُسُود، وأَخْمَدُوا قُوَّةَ النَّار، ونَجَوا مِن حَدِّ السَّيْف، ونَالُوا مِنَ الضُّعْفِ قُوَّة، وصَارُوا أَشِدَّاءَ في القِتَال، وهَزَمُوا عَسَاكِرَ الغُرَبَاء، وٱسْتَرَدَّتْ نِسَاءٌ أَمْواتَهُنَّ بِالقِيَامَة. وآخَرُونَ عُذِّبُوا بِتَوتِيرِ الأَعْضَاءِ والضَّرْب، ورَفَضُوا النَّجَاة، لِكَي يَحْصَلُوا على قِيَامَةٍ أَفْضَل. وآخَرُونَ ذاقُوا الهُزْءَ والجَلْد، وأَيْضًا القُيُودَ والسِّجْن. ورُجِمُوا، ونُشِرُوا، ومَاتُوا بِحَدِّ السَّيْف، وهَامُوا على وُجُوهِهِم لابِسِينَ جُلُودَ الغَنَمِ والمَاعِز، وهُم مُحْتَاجُونَ ومُضَايَقُونَ ومُذَلَّلُون، تَائِهُونَ في البَرارِي والجِبَالِ والمَغَاوِرِ وشُقُوقِ الأَرْض، هُمُ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يَكُنِ العَالَمُ مُسْتَحِقًّا لَهُم. فأُولئِكَ جَمِيعُهُم، وقَد شُهِدَ لَهُم بِالإِيْمَان، لَمْ يَنَالُوا الوَعْد؛ لأَنَّ اللهَ سَبَقَ فأَعَدَّ لنَا مَا هُوَ أَفْضَل، لِئَلاَّ يُجْعَلُوا كَامِلِينَ بِدُونِنَا!”

With faith they conquered kingdoms, did what was righteous, obtained the promises; they closed the mouths of lions, put out raging fires, escaped the devouring sword
Hebrews 11/31-40/:”By faith the walls of Jericho fell after being encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with the disobedient, for she had received the spies in peace. What more shall I say? I have not time to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, did what was righteous, obtained the promises; they closed the mouths of lions, put out raging fires, escaped the devouring sword; out of weakness they were made powerful, became strong in battle, and turned back foreign invaders. Women received back their dead through resurrection. Some were tortured and would not accept deliverance, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others endured mockery, scourging, even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, sawed in two, put to death at sword’s point; they went about in skins of sheep or goats, needy, afflicted, tormented. The world was not worthy of them. They wandered about in deserts and on mountains, in caves and in crevices in the earth. Yet all these, though approved because of their faith, did not receive what had been promised. God had foreseen something better for us, so that without us they should not be made perfect.”

 هكذَا يَكُونُ فَرَحٌ في السَّمَاءِ بِخَاطِئٍ وَاحِدٍ يَتُوب، أَكْثَرَ مِنْ تِسْعَةٍ وَتِسْعِينَ بَارًّا، لا يَحْتَاجُونَ إِلى تَوْبَة
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا15/من03حتى07/:”قالَ الربُّ يَسوعُ هذَا المَثَل:«أَيُّ رَجُلٍ مِنْكُم، لَهُ مِئَةُ خَرُوف، فَأَضَاعَ وَاحِدًا مِنْهَا، لا يَتْرُكُ التِّسْعَةَ وَالتِّسْعِينَ في البَرِّيَّةِ وَيَذْهَبُ وَرَاءَ الضَّائِعِ حَتَّى يَجِدَهُ؟ فَإِذَا وَجَدَهُ حَمَلَهُ عَلَى كَتِفَيْهِ فَرِحًا. وَيَعُودُ إِلى البَيْتِ فَيَدْعُو الأَصْدِقَاءَ وَالجِيرَان، وَيَقُولُ لَهُم: إِفْرَحُوا مَعِي، لأَنِّي وَجَدْتُ خَرُوفِيَ الضَّائِع! أَقُولُ لَكُم: هكذَا يَكُونُ فَرَحٌ في السَّمَاءِ بِخَاطِئٍ وَاحِدٍ يَتُوب، أَكْثَرَ مِنْ تِسْعَةٍ وَتِسْعِينَ بَارًّا، لا يَحْتَاجُونَ إِلى تَوْبَة”!

I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 15/03-07/:”Jesus told them this parable: ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.”Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.”