341quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, 2became mighty in war, 3put foreign armies to flight.
354Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.
Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even 5chains and imprisonment.
376They were stoned, they were sawn in two,a7they were killed with the sword. 8They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated--
of whom the world was not worthy--9wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
And all these, 10though commended through their faith, 11did not receive what was promised,
since God had provided something better for us, 12that apart from us they should not be made perfect.