Hebrews 11:37
 
Hebrews 11:37
(KJV) They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(1611 KJV) They were stoned, they were sawen asunder, were tempted, were slaine with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskinnes, and goat skins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented.
(1587 Geneva Bible) They were stoned, they were hewen asunder, they were tempted, they were slaine with the sworde, they wandred vp and downe in sheepes skinnes, and in goates skinnes, being destitute, afflicted, and tormented:
(1382 Wycliffe) Thei weren stoned, thei weren sawid, thei weren temptid, thei weren deed in sleyng of swerd. Thei wenten aboute in broc skynnes, and in skynnes of geet, nedi, angwischid, turmentid;
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—
(THE MESSAGE) We have stories of those who were stoned, sawed in two, murdered in cold blood; stories of vagrants wandering the earth in animal skins, homeless, friendless, powerless
(NLT) Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated.
(ESV) They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—
(CEV) Still others were stoned to death or sawed in two or killed with swords. Some had nothing but sheep skins or goat skins to wear. They were poor, mistreated, and tortured.
(NCV) They were stoned to death, they were cut in half, and they were killed with swords. Some wore the skins of sheep and goats. They were poor, abused, and treated badly.
(HCSB) They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, and mistreated.
(RSV) They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated --
(NAB-Roman Catholic) They were stoned, sawed in two, put to death at sword's point; they went about in skins of sheep or goats, needy, afflicted, tormented.
 
Footnotes
NIV - Some early manuscripts stoned; they were put to the test;
NASV - One early ms does not contain they were tempted
NLT - Some manuscripts add some were tested.
ESV - Some manuscripts add they were tempted
CEV - Some manuscripts have "tested" or "tempted."
NKJV - NU-Text omits were tempted.
NCV - Some Greek copies also include, "they were tested."
HCSB - Other mss add they were tempted
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
eliqasqhsan eprisqhsan epeirasqhsan en jonw macairaV apeqanon perihlqon en mhlwtaiV en aigeioiV dermasin usteroumenoi qlibomenoi kakoucoumenoi
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
eliqasqhsan epeirasqhsan eprisqhsan en jonw macairhV apeqanon perihlqon en mhlwtaiV en aigeioiV dermasin usteroumenoi qlibomenoi kakoucoumenoi

Corrupted Manuscripts
None - variant spelling in United Bible Society modern text editions (Fourth Edition)
 
Affected Teachings
(Psa 11:5 KJV) The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. One thing the believer can count on in this life is not only is Satan going to tempt us to sin but God Himself is going to test us to see how faithful we are. For the modern versions to omit the fact that testing is a part in the believer’s life is to remove a life’s principle from Scripture. In the middle ages, when the Roman Catholic Church was murdering Christians, before they would burn them, they would give them one more chance to recant, which would be their final test of faithfulness to God. So along with their martyrdoms, came testing. If they recanted they failed the test, if they refused they passed. In our day, testing comes all the time to the believer simply because of the sinful society we dwell in. The King James Bible leaves that important part in for us to know that not only are we Christians in the modern era tested, the earlier Christians were also subjected to it. In our day many Christians allow themselves to succumb to temptation or testing but when we read in the Bible that many of the early Christians suffered testing and passed, it can bolster us to live a more obedient life. This is why the King James is superior here also.

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