New Living Translation
Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own.
King James Bible
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
Darby Bible Translation
For they who say such things shew clearly that they seek their country.
World English Bible
For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
Young's Literal Translation
for those saying such things make manifest that they seek a country;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:14 They who speak thus show plainly that they seek their own country - That they keep in view, and long for, their native home.
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 …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Noah's Faith, Fear, Obedience, and Salvation
The Best Strengthening Medicine
Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, for he explained, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land."
All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth.
If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back.
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