Hebrews 13:14
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New International Version
For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

New Living Translation
For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.

English Standard Version
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

Berean Study Bible
For here we do not have a permanent city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

Berean Literal Bible
For here we do not have an abiding city, but we are seeking for the coming one.

New American Standard Bible
For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.

King James Bible
For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we do not have an enduring city here; instead, we seek the one to come.

International Standard Version
For here we have no permanent city but are looking for the one that is coming.

NET Bible
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

New Heart English Bible
For we do not have here an enduring city, but we seek that which is to come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we have no city here that abides, but we look for that which is coming.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We don't have a permanent city here on earth, but we are looking for the city that we will have in the future.

New American Standard 1977
For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one that is coming.

King James 2000 Bible
For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

American King James Version
For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

American Standard Version
For we have not here an abiding city, but we seek after the city which is to come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we have not here a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come.

Darby Bible Translation
for we have not here an abiding city, but we seek the coming one.

English Revised Version
For we have not here an abiding city, but we seek after the city which is to come.

Webster's Bible Translation
For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Weymouth New Testament
For we have no permanent city here, but we are longing for the city which is soon to be ours.

World English Bible
For we don't have here an enduring city, but we seek that which is to come.

Young's Literal Translation
for we have not here an abiding city, but the coming one we seek;
Study Bible
Christ's Unchanging Nature
13Therefore let us go to Him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace He bore. 14For here we do not have a permanent city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. 15Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that confess His name.…
Cross References
Ephesians 2:19
Therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens of the saints and members of God's household,

Hebrews 2:5
For it is not to angels that He has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.

Hebrews 9:11
But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come, He entered the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands (that is, not of this creation).

Hebrews 10:34
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, knowing that you yourselves had a better and permanent possession.

Hebrews 11:10
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

Hebrews 11:16
Instead, they were longing for a better country, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

Hebrews 12:22
Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to myriads of angels

Hebrews 12:27
The words, "Once more," signify the removal of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that the unshakable may remain.

Revelation 3:12
The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will never again leave it. Upon him I will write the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from My God), and My new name.
Treasury of Scripture

For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Hebrews 4:9 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.

Hebrews 11:9,10,12-16 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, …

Hebrews 12:22 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, …

Micah 2:10 Arise you, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, …

1 Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both …

2 Corinthians 4:17,18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

2 Corinthians 5:1-8 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, …

Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the …

Colossians 3:1-3 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, …

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and …

2 Peter 3:13,14 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and …

(14) In this verse there seems to be a union of two thoughts: (1) We are free to go forth from the city so long held sacred, for our hopes are bound up with no abiding earthly sanctuary. (2) We may not shrink from the reproach of Christ because it will sever us from kindred and friends; for by the very profession of our faith we are "strangers and sojourners" (Hebrews 11:13), seeking after the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 11:10; Hebrews 12:22). How impressive are these words when read in the light of the events then unlooked for, yet so near at hand, issuing in the destruction of both Temple and city!

We seek one to come.--Rather, we seek after that (city) which is to come.

Verse 14. - For here we have no abiding city, but we seek that which is to come; i.e. not Jerusalem, representing the transitory dispensation of the Law; but the "city of the living God," which is eternal. For here have we no continuing city,.... Neither for religious worship, the city of Jerusalem being quickly to be destroyed, nor for civil life to dwell in; and so may have a peculiar regard to the Hebrews, whose temple and city would, in a short time, become desolate; though it was the general case of the saints, in those times, to be obliged to flee from one city to another, having no certain dwelling place: and it may respect the common instability of this world, and of the state of the saints in it: this world, and all things in it, are unstable and transitory, the riches, honours, pleasures, and profits of it, and the persons in it, and even the world itself; the fashion of it passes away: the saints have no settlement and abiding here; they are not of it, though in it; and though they are in it, it is but for a time; and, when they have done the will of God, they are taken out of it; another place is prepared for them: they are but sojourners, and strangers, and pilgrims; and this they are sensible of, and own, and acknowledge: and it is their mercy, that they are not to continue here; since, while in it, they are exposed to a great many sorrows and afflictions, both of soul and body; are often disturbed with Satan's temptations; and are liable to the snares, insults, and reproaches of the world; and, seeing they have no continuance here, they will be the sooner at home: and they have that to support them, under the instability of worldly things, which others have not; they are interested in an unchangeable God, and in his love; and in an unchangeable Saviour; and in an unchangeable covenant; and have a right to eternal glory and happiness, a city which has foundations, as follows:

but we seek one to come; heaven; which is compared to a city; is future, yet to come; though certain, being built and prepared by God; and is continuing, will abide, being well founded: hence the saints seek for it; See Gill on Hebrews 11:10. 14. here—on earth. Those Hebrews who clung to the earthly sanctuary are representatives of all who cling to this earth. The earthly Jerusalem proved to be no "abiding city," having been destroyed shortly after this Epistle was written, and with it fell the Jewish civil and religious polity; a type of the whole of our present earthly order of things soon to perish.

one to come—(Heb 2:5; 11:10, 14, 16; 12:22; Php 3:20).13:7-15 The instructions and examples of ministers, who honourably and comfortably closed their testimony, should be particularly remembered by survivors. And though their ministers were some dead, others dying, yet the great Head and High Priest of the church, the Bishop of their souls, ever lives, and is ever the same. Christ is the same in the Old Testament day. as in the gospel day, and will be so to his people for ever, equally merciful, powerful, and all-sufficient. Still he fills the hungry, encourages the trembling, and welcomes repenting sinners: still he rejects the proud and self-righteous, abhors mere profession, and teaches all whom he saves, to love righteousness, and to hate iniquity. Believers should seek to have their hearts established in simple dependence on free grace, by the Holy Spirit, which would comfort their hearts, and render them proof against delusion. Christ is both our Altar and our Sacrifice; he sanctifies the gift. The Lord's supper is the feast of the gospel passover. Having showed that keeping to the Levitical law would, according to its own rules, keep men from the Christian altar, the apostle adds, Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp; go forth from the ceremonial law, from sin, from the world, and from ourselves. Living by faith in Christ, set apart to God through his blood, let us willingly separate from this evil world. Sin, sinners, nor death, will not suffer us to continue long here; therefore let us go forth now by faith and seek in Christ the rest and peace which this world cannot afford us. Let us bring our sacrifices to this altar, and to this our High Priest, and offer them up by him. The sacrifice of praise to God, we should offer always. In this are worship and prayer, as well as thanksgiving.
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