- 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,
- (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
- (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,
- (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,
- 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
- 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
- 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.