Greek TextsΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 11:40 Greek NT: Nestle 1904
τοῦ Θεοῦ περὶ ἡμῶν κρεῖττόν τι προβλεψαμένου, ἵνα μὴ χωρὶς ἡμῶν τελειωθῶσιν.
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 11:40 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 11:40 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants]
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 11:40 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 11:40 Greek NT: Greek Orthodox Church
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 11:40 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Edition
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 11:40 Greek NT: Scrivener's Textus Receptus 1894
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 11:40 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550
God having provided some better thing for us that they without us should not be made perfect
Hebrews 11:40 Hebrew Bible
למען אשר לא ישלמו בלעדינו כי צפה לנו אלהים מקדם טובה יתרה׃
Hebrews 11:40 Aramaic NT: Peshitta
ܡܛܠ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡ ܚܪ ܒܥܘܕܪܢܢ ܕܝܠܢ ܕܠܐ ܒܠܥܕܝܢ ܢܬܓܡܪܘܢ ܀
because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
King James Bible
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.
provided. or, foreseen. better.
The apostle in the early part of the chapter having given us a general account of the grace of faith, proceeds to set before us some illustrious examples of it in Old Testament times. The leading instance and example of faith recorded, is that of righteous Abel: one of the first saints and the first martyr for religion--one who lived by faith and died for it, and therefore a fit pattern for the Hebrews to imitate. It is observable that the Holy Spirit has not thought fit to say any thing here of the faith of our first parents; and yet the church of God has generally, by a pious charity, taken it for granted that God gave them repentance and faith in the promised seed; that he instructed them in the mystery of sacrificing, that they instructed their children in it, and that they found mercy with God, after they had ruined themselves and all their posterity. But God has left the matter still under some doubt, as a warning to all who have great talents given to them, and a great trust reposed in them, that they do not prove unfaithful, since God would not enrol our first parents among the number of believers in this blessed calendar.--Henry.