Hebrews 11:10
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English Standard Version
For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.

King James Bible
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

American Standard Version
for he looked for the city which hath the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he looked for a city that hath foundations; whose builder and maker is God.

English Revised Version
for he looked for the city which hath the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Weymouth New Testament
for he continually looked forward to the city which has the foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

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Vincent's Word Studies

For he looked for a city which hath foundations (ἐξεδέχετο γὰρ τὴν τοὺς θεμελίους ἔξουσαν πόλιν)

The sense is impaired in A.V. by the omission of the articles, the city, the foundations. Passing over the immediate subject of God's promise to Abraham - his inheritance of the land in which he sojourns - the writer fastens the patriarch's faith upon the heavenly fulfillment of the promise - the perfected community of God, which, he assumes, was contained in the original promise. By the city he means the heavenly Jerusalem, and his statement is that Abraham's faith looked forward to that. The idea of the new or heavenly Jerusalem was familiar to the Jews. See Hebrews 12:22, Hebrews 13:14; Galatians 4:26; Revelation 3:12; Revelation 21:2. The Rabbins regarded it as an actual city. For the foundations comp. Revelation 21:14. In ascribing to the patriarchs an assured faith in heaven as the end and reward of their wanderings, the writer oversteps the limits of history; but evidently imports into the patriarchal faith the contents of a later and more developed faith - that of himself and his readers.

Builder and maker (τεχνίτης καὶ δημιουργὸς)

Τεχνίτης artificer, architect. Comp. Acts 19:24 (note), Acts 19:28; Revelation 18:22, and lxx, 1 Chronicles 29:5; Sol 7:1; Wisd. 8:6; 14:2; Sir. 9:17 Δημιουργὸς N.T.o, originally a workman for the public (δῆμος); generally, framer, builder. It is used by Xenophon and Plato of the maker of the world (Xen. Mem. i. 4, 9; Plato, Tim. 40 C; Repub. 530 A). It was appropriated by the Neo Platonists as the designation of God. To the Gnostics, the Demiurge was a limited, secondary God, who created the world; since there was no possibility of direct contact between the supreme, incommunicable God and the visible world.

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he looked.

Hebrews 12:22,28 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels...

Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:

*Gr:

Revelation 21:2,10-27 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband...

whose.

Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God.

Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

Cross References
Isaiah 14:32
What will one answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge."

Hebrews 11:16
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Hebrews 12:22
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

Hebrews 13:14
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

Revelation 21:2
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:14
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

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