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Hebrews 11:36

    Hebrews 11:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And others were tested by being laughed at or by blows, and even with chains and prisons:

    Webster's Revision

    and others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

    World English Bible

    Others were tried by mocking and scourging, yes, moreover by bonds and imprisonment.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

    Definitions for Hebrews 11:36

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 11:36

    Had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings - We do not know the cases to which the apostle refers. The mockings here can never mean such as those of Ishmael against Isaac, or the youths of Bethel against Elisha. It is more probable that it refers to public exhibitions of the people of God at idol feasts and the like; and Samson's case before Dagon, when the Philistines had put out his eyes, is quite in point. As to scourgings, this was a common way of punishing minor culprits: and even those who were to be punished capitally were first scourged. See the case of our Lord.

    Bond's and imprisonment - Joseph was cast into prison; Jeremiah was cast into a dungeon full of mire, Jeremiah 37:16, and Jeremiah 38:6; and the Prophet Micaiah was imprisoned by Ahab, 1 Kings 22:27.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 11:36

    And others had trial of cruel mockings - Referring to the scorn and derision which the ancient victims of persecution experienced. This has been often experienced by martyrs, and doubtless it was the case with those who suffered on account of their religion, before the advent of the Saviour as well as afterward. Some instances of this kind are mentioned in the Old Testament 2 Kings 2:23; 1 Kings 22:24; and it was frequent in the time of the Maccabees.

    And scourging - Whipping. This was a common mode of punishment, and was usually inflicted before a martyr was put to death; see the notes on Matthew 10:17; Matthew 27:26. For instances of this, see Jeremiah 20:2; 2 Macc. 7:1; 5:17. "Of bonds." Chains. Genesis 39:20.

    And imprisonment - see 1 Kings 22:27; Jeremiah 20:2.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 11:36

    11:36 And others - The apostle seems here to pass on to recent examples.