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16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the Lord’s anger against his people blazed up beyond remedy.(A)

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32 What more shall I say? I have not time to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets,(A) 33 who by faith conquered kingdoms, did what was righteous, obtained the promises; they closed the mouths of lions,(B) 34 put out raging fires, escaped the devouring sword; out of weakness they were made powerful, became strong in battle, and turned back foreign invaders.(C) 35 Women received back their dead through resurrection. Some were tortured and would not accept deliverance, in order to obtain a better resurrection.(D) 36 Others endured mockery, scourging, even chains and imprisonment.(E) 37 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.(F) 38 The world was not worthy of them. They wandered about in deserts and on mountains, in caves and in crevices in the earth.(G)

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10 Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

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