Hebrews 11:40
New International Version
since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

New Living Translation
For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.

English Standard Version
since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Berean Study Bible
God had planned something better for us, so that together with us they would be made perfect.

Berean Literal Bible
God having planned something better for us, so that not apart from us, they should be made perfect.

New American Standard Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.

Contemporary English Version
This was because God had something better in store for us. And he did not want them to reach the goal of their faith without us.

Good News Translation
because God had decided on an even better plan for us. His purpose was that only in company with us would they 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.

International Standard Version
since God had planned something better for us, so that they would not be perfected without us.

NET Bible
For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us.

New Heart English Bible
God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because God provided for our benefit that they would not be made perfect without us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God planned to give us something very special so that we would gain eternal life with them.

New American Standard 1977
because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

King James 2000 Bible
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

American King James Version
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

American Standard Version
God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God providing some better thing for us, that they should not be perfected without us.

Darby Bible Translation
God having foreseen some better thing for us, that they should not be made perfect without us.

English Revised Version
God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Webster's Bible Translation
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Weymouth New Testament
for God had provided for them and us something better, so that apart from us they were not to attain to full blessedness.

World English Bible
God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Young's Literal Translation
God for us something better having provided, that apart from us they might not be made perfect.
Study Bible
The Faith of Many
39These were all commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. 40God had planned something better for us, so that together with us they would be made perfect.
Cross References
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 12:23
in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the judge of all men, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Revelation 6:11
Then each of them was given a white robe and told to rest a little while longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers, were killed, just as they had been killed.

Treasury of Scripture

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

provided.

Hebrews 7:19,22
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God…

Hebrews 8:6
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Hebrews 9:23
It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

they without.

Hebrews 9:8-15
The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: …

Hebrews 10:11-14
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: …

Romans 3:25,26
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; …

made.

Hebrews 5:9
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Hebrews 12:23
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Revelation 6:11
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.







Lexicon
God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

had planned
προβλεψαμένου (problepsamenou)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4265: To provide, foresee. From pro and blepo; to look out beforehand, i.e. Furnish in advance.

something
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

better
κρεῖττόν (kreitton)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 2909: Stronger, more excellent. Comparative of a derivative of kratos; stronger, i.e. better, i.e. Nobler.

for
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

us,
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

together with
χωρὶς (chōris)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5565: Apart from, separately from; without. Adverb from chora; at a space, i.e. Separately or apart from.

us
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

they would be made perfect.
τελειωθῶσιν (teleiōthōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5048: From teleios; to complete, i.e. accomplish, or consummate.
(40) For us.--Rather, concerning us, that without (or, apart from) us they should not be made perfect. "Some better thing"--better than they had received (Matthew 13:17; 1Peter 1:10-11). The design of God was that they and we may be perfected together; first in the joint reception of mature knowledge and privilege through the High-priestly work of the Lord Jesus (comp. Ephesians 3:10; 1Peter 1:12); and then that we with them may, when the end shall come, "have our perfect consummation and bliss both in body and soul, in the eternal and everlasting glory of God." See further the Note on Hebrews 12:23.

11:39,40 The world considers that the righteous are not worthy to live in the world, and God declares the world is not worthy of them. Though the righteous and the worldlings widely differ in their judgment, they agree in this, it is not fit that good men should have their rest in this world. Therefore God receives them out of it. The apostle tells the Hebrews, that God had provided some better things for them, therefore they might be sure that he expected as good things from them. As our advantages, with the better things God has provided for us, are so much beyond theirs, so should our obedience of faith, patience of hope, and labour of love, be greater. And unless we get true faith as these believers had, they will rise up to condemn us at the last day. Let us then pray continually for the increase of our faith, that we may follow these bright examples, and be, with them, at length made perfect in holiness and happiness, and shine like the sun in the kingdom of our Father for evermore.
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