|New International Version (© 2011)|
People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
King James Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
for those saying such things make manifest that they seek a country;
Hebrews 11:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Declare plainly that they seek a country - A man's country is that in which he has constitutional rights and privileges; no stranger or sojourner has any such rights in the country where he sojourns. These, by declaring that they felt themselves strangers and sojourners, professed their faith in a heavenly country and state, and looked beyond the grave for a place of happiness. No intelligent Jew could suppose that Canaan was all the rest which God had promised to his people.
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Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: why God is not ashamed to be called their 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 of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves...
2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal...
2 Corinthians 5:1-7 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...
Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
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Exodus 2:22 Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, "I have become a foreigner in a foreign land."
Hebrews 11:13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.
Hebrews 11:15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.