Chapters 10 and 11 of Hebres is a litany of all the saints of the Old Testament. For each of them the accounts the way that their faith has fortified them with a faith that allowed them to overcome trials.
Chapter Twelve goes on give tribute to what Christ's faith has equipped hi mto overcome evil. It goes on that to tree us to imitate him by developing self discipline. It is well for us to memorize the opening verses of this chapter, reciting it as a prayer.