New Living Translation
Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.
King James Bible
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Darby Bible Translation
for he waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is the artificer and constructor.
World English Bible
For he looked for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Young's Literal Translation
for he was looking for the city having the foundations, whose artificer and constructor is God.
Hebrews 11:10 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:10 He looked for a city which hath foundations - Whereas a tent has none. Whose builder and former is God - Of which God is the sole contriver, former, and finisher.
I do think this triumph of faith over sin is not the least here recorded, but that if there be any superiority ascribable to any one of faith's exploits, this is, in some sense, the greatest of all. What! faith, didst thou fight with hideous lust? What! wouldst thou struggle with the fiery passion which sendeth forth flame from human breasts? What! wouldst thou touch with thy hallowed fingers foul and bestial debauchery? "Yea," says faith, "I did encounter this abomination of iniquity; I delivered …
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What should we tell the Philistine messengers? Tell them, "The LORD has built Jerusalem; its walls will give refuge to his oppressed people."
But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.
For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
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