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and women received back their dead raised to life. But others were tortured, not accepting release, to obtain resurrection to a better life. 36
And others experienced mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37
They were stoned, sawed apart, murdered with the sword; they went about in sheepskins and goatskins; they were destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 38
(the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth.