who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions,
Through acts of faith, they toppled kingdoms, made justice work, took the promises for themselves. They were protected from lions,
Who through faith overcame kingdoms, did righteousness, got their reward, kept the mouths of lions shut,
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
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1 tn This probably refers to the righteous rule of David and others. But it could be more general and mean “did what was righteous.”
2 tn Grk “obtained promises,” referring to the things God promised, not to the pledges themselves.
sn Gained what was promised. They saw some of God’s promises fulfilled, even though the central promise remained unfulfilled until Christ came (cf. vv. 39-40).