Hebrews 11:30-40 NIV

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.1

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31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.a2

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32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon,3 Barak,4 Samson,5 Jephthah,6 David,7 Samuel8 and the prophets,

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33 who through faith conquered kingdoms,9 administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,10

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34 quenched the fury of the flames,11 and escaped the edge of the sword;12 whose weakness was turned to strength;13 and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.14

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35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again.15 Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.

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36 Some faced jeers and flogging,16 while still others were chained and put in prison.17

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37 They were stonedb;18 they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword.19 They went about in sheepskins and goatskins,20 destitute, persecuted and mistreated--

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    • f 11:37 - Some early manuscripts "stoned; they were put to the test;"
      38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves21 and holes in the ground.

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      39 These were all commended22 for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.23

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          40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us24 would they be made perfect.25

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