35 (A)Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even (B)chains and imprisonment. 37 (C)They were stoned, they were sawn in two,[a] (D)they were killed with the sword. (E)They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38 of whom the world was not worthy—(F)wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And all these, (G)though commended through their faith, (H)did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had provided something better for us, (I)that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 11:37 Some manuscripts add they were tempted

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