Hebrews 11:14
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New International Version
People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.

New Living Translation
Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own.

English Standard Version
For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.

Berean Study Bible
Those who say such things show that they are seeking a country of their own.

Berean Literal Bible
For those saying such things make manifest that they are seeking their own country.

New American Standard Bible
For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.

King James Bible
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.

International Standard Version
For people who say such things make it clear that they are looking for a country of their own.

NET Bible
For those who speak in such a way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.

New Heart English Bible
For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those who say these things show that they seek their City.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who say such things make it clear that they are looking for their own country.

New American Standard 1977
For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For those that say such things declare plainly that they seek their native country.

King James 2000 Bible
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

American King James Version
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

American Standard Version
For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they that say these things, do signify that they seek a country.

Darby Bible Translation
For they who say such things shew clearly that they seek [their] country.

English Revised Version
For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

Weymouth New Testament
for men who acknowledge this make it manifest that they are seeking elsewhere a country of their own.

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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:8-19 We are often called to leave worldly connexions, interests, and comforts. If heirs of Abraham's faith, we shall obey and go forth, though not knowing what may befall us; and we shall be found in the way of duty, looking for the performance of God's promises. The trial of Abraham's faith was, that he simply and fully obeyed the call of God. Sarah received the promise as the promise of God; being convinced of that, she truly judged that he both could and would perform it. Many, who have a part in the promises, do not soon receive the things promised. Faith can lay hold of blessings at a great distance; can make them present; can love them and rejoice in them, though strangers; as saints, whose home is heaven; as pilgrims, travelling toward their home. By faith, they overcome the terrors of death, and bid a cheerful farewell to this world, and to all the comforts and crosses of it. And those once truly and savingly called out of a sinful state, have no mind to return into it. All true believers desire the heavenly inheritance; and the stronger faith is, the more fervent those desires will be. Notwithstanding their meanness by nature, their vileness by sin, and the poverty of their outward condition, God is not ashamed to be called the God of all true believers; such is his mercy, such is his love to them. Let them never be ashamed of being called his people, nor of any of those who are truly so, how much soever despised in the world. Above all, let them take care that they are not a shame and reproach to their God. The greatest trial and act of faith upon record is, Abraham's offering up Isaac, Ge 22:2. There, every word shows a trial. It is our duty to reason down our doubts and fears, by looking, as Abraham did, to the Almighty power of God. The best way to enjoy our comforts is, to give them up to God; he will then again give them as shall be the best for us. Let us look how far our faith has caused the like obedience, when we have been called to lesser acts of self-denial, or to make smaller sacrifices to our duty. Have we given up what was called for, fully believing that the Lord would make up all our losses, and even bless us by the most afflicting dispensations?
Study Bible
The Faith of Abraham and Sarah
13All these people died in faith, without having received the things they were promised. However, they saw them and welcomed them from afar. And they acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14Those who say such things show that they are seeking a country of their own. 15If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.…
Cross References
Exodus 2:22
Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land."

Hebrews 11:13
All these people died in faith, without having received the things they were promised. However, they saw them and welcomed them from afar. And they acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Hebrews 11:15
If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.
Treasury of Scripture

For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

they seek.

Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: why God …

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

Romans 8:23-25 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits …

2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things …

2 Corinthians 5:1-7 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, …

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and …

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