Hebrews 11:33-40 NIV

33 who through faith conquered kingdoms,1 administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,2

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34 quenched the fury of the flames,3 and escaped the edge of the sword;4 whose weakness was turned to strength;5 and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.6

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35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again.7 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,8 while still others were chained and put in prison.9

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37 They were stoneda;10 they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword.11 They went about in sheepskins and goatskins,12 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 caves13 and holes in the ground.

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      39 These were all commended14 for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.15

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          40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us16 would they be made perfect.17

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