Hebrews 11:35
New International Version
Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection.

New Living Translation
Women received their loved ones back again from death. But others were tortured, refusing to turn from God in order to be set free. They placed their hope in a better life after the resurrection.

English Standard Version
Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.

Berean Study Bible
Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused their release, so that they might gain a better resurrection.

Berean Literal Bible
Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection.

New American Standard Bible
Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;

King James Bible
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Christian Standard Bible
Women received their dead, raised to life again. Other people were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection.

Contemporary English Version
Some women received their loved ones back from death. Many of these people were tortured, but they refused to be released. They were sure they would get a better reward when the dead are raised to life.

Good News Translation
Through faith women received their dead relatives raised back to life. Others, refusing to accept freedom, died under torture in order to be raised to a better life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Women received their dead--they were raised to life again. Some men were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection,

International Standard Version
Women received their dead raised back to life. Other people were brutally tortured, but refused to be ransomed, so that they might gain a better resurrection.

NET Bible
and women received back their dead raised to life. But others were tortured, not accepting release, to obtain resurrection to a better life.

New Heart English Bible
Women received their dead by resurrection. And others were tortured, not accepting the payment for release, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they gave women their children by resurrection of the dead, and others died by torture and did not expect to be delivered, that they would have a better resurrection;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Women received their loved ones back from the dead. Other believers were brutally tortured but refused to be released so that they might gain eternal life.

New American Standard 1977
Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, in order that they might obtain a better resurrection;

Jubilee Bible 2000
women received their dead raised to life again, and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance that they might obtain a better resurrection;

King James 2000 Bible
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

American King James Version
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

American Standard Version
Women received their dead by a resurrection: and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Women received their dead raised to life again. But others were racked, not accepting deliverance, that they might find a better resurrection.

Darby Bible Translation
Women received their dead again by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted deliverance, that they might get a better resurrection;

English Revised Version
Women received their dead by a resurrection: and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Webster's Bible Translation
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Weymouth New Testament
Women received back their dear ones alive from the dead; and others were put to death with torture, refusing the deliverance offered to them--that they might secure a better resurrection.

World English Bible
Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

Young's Literal Translation
Women received by a rising again their dead, and others were tortured, not accepting the redemption, that a better rising again they might receive,
Study Bible
The Faith of Many
34quenched the raging fire, and escaped the edge of the sword; who gained strength from weakness, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight. 35Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused their release, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36Still others endured mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.…
Cross References
1 Kings 17:22
And the LORD listened to the voice of Elijah, and the child's life returned to him, and he lived.

1 Kings 17:23
Then Elijah took the child, brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. "Look, your son is alive," Elijah declared.

2 Kings 4:36
Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite woman." So he called her and she came. Then Elisha said, "Pick up your son."

2 Kings 4:37
She came in, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground. Then she picked up her son and went out.

Treasury of Scripture

Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Women.

1 Kings 17:22-24
And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived…

2 Kings 4:27-37
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me…

Luke 7:12-16
Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her…

tortured.

Acts 22:24,25,29
The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him…

not accepting.

Acts 4:19
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

that they.

Matthew 22:30
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Mark 12:25
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

Luke 14:14
And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.







Lexicon
Women
γυναῖκες (gynaikes)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

received back
Ἔλαβον (Elabon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

dead,
νεκροὺς (nekrous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.

raised to life again.
ἀναστάσεως (anastaseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 386: A rising again, resurrection. From anistemi; a standing up again, i.e. a resurrection from death (its author), or a recovery.

Others
ἄλλοι (alloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

were tortured
ἐτυμπανίσθησαν (etympanisthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5178: From a derivative of tupto; to stretch on an instrument of torture resembling a drum, and thus beat to death.

[and] refused
προσδεξάμενοι (prosdexamenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4327: From pros and dechomai; to admit (figuratively) endurance); by implication, to await.

[their]
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

release,
ἀπολύτρωσιν (apolytrōsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 629: From a compound of apo and lutron; ransom in full, i.e. riddance, or Christian salvation.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

they might gain
τύχωσιν (tychōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5177: (a) gen: I obtain, (b) absol: I chance, happen; ordinary, everyday, it may chance, perhaps.

a better
κρείττονος (kreittonos)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 2909: Stronger, more excellent. Comparative of a derivative of kratos; stronger, i.e. better, i.e. Nobler.

resurrection.
ἀναστάσεως (anastaseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 386: A rising again, resurrection. From anistemi; a standing up again, i.e. a resurrection from death (its author), or a recovery.
(35) Raised to life again.--Literally, by a resurrection. (See 1Kings 17:22-23; 2Kings 4:35-37.) At this point the character of the record is changed; hitherto we have heard of the victories of faith in action, now it is of the triumph of faith over suffering that the writer speaks. Those who "escaped the edge of the sword" (Hebrews 11:34) and those who "were slain with the sword" alike exemplified the power of faith.

Others were tortured.--See the account of the aged Eleazar (2 Maccabees 6:30), martyred because he would not pollute himself with swine's flesh and the "flesh taken from the sacrifice commanded by the king." The following chapter records the martyrdom of seven brethren, who for their adherence to their law were put to death with cruel tortures. (See especially Hebrews 11:9; Hebrews 11:14; Hebrews 11:23; Hebrews 11:29; Hebrews 11:36.)

Not accepting deliverance.--Literally, not accepting the redemption, i.e., the deliverance offered, which must be purchased at the price of their constancy.

A better resurrection.--Better than that return to the present life which is spoken of in the first words of the verse.

Verse 35. - Women received their dead raised to life again (literally, from, or, out of resurrection. The A.V. gives the sense in good English; only the force of the repetition of the word "resurrection" at the end of the verse is lost); and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. The first part of this verse evidently refers to 1 Kings 17:22 and 2 Kings 4:36 - the memorable instances in the Old Testament of mothers having had their sons restored to them from death. The latter part is as evidently suggested at least by the narrative of 2 Macc. 7; where it is recorded how, under the persecution of Antiochus Epiphanes, seven sons of one mother were tortured and put to death; how one of them, in the midst of his tortures, having deliverance and advancement offered him if he would forsake the Law of his fathers, courageously refused the offer; and how both they and their mother, who encouraged them to persevere, reiterated their hope of a resurrection from the dead. The "better resurrection" means the resurrection to eternal life by them looked for, which was "better" than the temporary restoration to life in this world granted to the sons of the widow of Zarephath and the Shunammite; while the article in the Greek before "deliverance" (τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν) may be due to the thought of that which is recorded to have been offered to those in the writer's immediate view. There is some doubt as to the exact import of the word ἐτυμπανίσθησαν (translated "tortured"). The usual meaning of the Greek word is" to beat," as a drum is beaten, from τύμπανον, a drum or drumstick: and ἀποτυμπανίζειν means "to beat to death." But, inasmuch as the instrument of torture to which Eleazar (whose martyrdom is related in the preceding chapter of 2 Maccabees) was brought is called τὸ τύμπανον (6:19, 28), it has been supposed that the punishment referred to was the stretching of the victims, in the way of a rack, on a sort of wheel called a tympanum, on which they were then beaten to death, as Eleazar was. So Vulgate, distenti sunt. The fact that the seven of 2 Macc. 7. were not so martyred, but by fire and other tortures, is not inconsistent with this view; for our author need not be supposed to confine his view to them, but uses the word suggested by Eleazar's case. Whatever be the exact import of the word, the A.V. ("were tortured") sufficiently gives the generally intended meaning. 11:32-38 After all our searches into the Scriptures, there is more to be learned from them. We should be pleased to think, how great the number of believers was under the Old Testament, and how strong their faith, though the objects of it were not then so fully made known as now. And we should lament that now, in gospel times, when the rule of faith is more clear and perfect, the number of believers should be so small, and their faith so weak. It is the excellence of the grace of faith, that, while it helps men to do great things, like Gideon, it keeps from high and great thoughts of themselves. Faith, like Barak's, has recourse unto God in all dangers and difficulties, and then makes grateful returns to God for all mercies and deliverances. By faith, the servants of God shall overcome even the roaring lion that goeth about seeking whom he may devour. The believer's faith endures to the end, and, in dying, gives him victory over death and all his deadly enemies, like Samson. The grace of God often fixes upon very undeserving and ill-deserving persons, to do great things for them and by them. But the grace of faith, wherever it is, will put men upon acknowledging God in all their ways, as Jephthah. It will make men bold and courageous in a good cause. Few ever met with greater trials, few ever showed more lively faith, than David, and he has left a testimony as to the trials and acts of faith, in the book of Psalms, which has been, and ever will be, of great value to the people of God. Those are likely to grow up to be distinguished for faith, who begin betimes, like Samuel, to exercise it. And faith will enable a man to serve God and his generation, in whatever way he may be employed. The interests and powers of kings and kingdoms, are often opposed to God and his people; but God can easily subdue all that set themselves against him. It is a greater honour and happiness to work righteousness than to work miracles. By faith we have comfort of the promises; and by faith we are prepared to wait for the promises, and in due time to receive them. And though we do not hope to have our dead relatives or friends restored to life in this world, yet faith will support under the loss of them, and direct to the hope of a better resurrection. Shall we be most amazed at the wickedness of human nature, that it is capable of such awful cruelties to fellow-creatures, or at the excellence of Divine grace, that is able to bear up the faithful under such cruelties, and to carry them safely through all? What a difference between God's judgement of a saint, and man's judgment! The world is not worthy of those scorned, persecuted saints, whom their persecutors reckon unworthy to live. They are not worthy of their company, example, counsel, or other benefits. For they know not what a saint is, nor the worth of a saint, nor how to use him; they hate, and drive such away, as they do the offer of Christ and his grace.
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