Hebrews 13:14
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.

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

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

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

NASB 1995
For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.

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

Amplified Bible
For here we have no lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
On this earth we don't have a city that lasts forever, but we are waiting for such a city.

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

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

Good News Translation
For there is no permanent city for us here on earth; we are looking for the city which is to come.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
for we have no abiding city here, but we seek the coming one.

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 with 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 went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made by hands and is not a part 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


Treasury of Scripture

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

Hebrews 4:9
There remaineth 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, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: …

Hebrews 12:22
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

here
ὧδε (hōde)
Adverb
Strong's 5602: From an adverb form of hode; in this same spot, i.e. Here or hither.

we do not have
ἔχομεν (echomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

a permanent
μένουσαν (menousan)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

city,
πόλιν (polin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

we are looking for
ἐπιζητοῦμεν (epizētoumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1934: To seek after, desire, search for, make inquiries about. From epi and zeteo; to search for; intensively, to demand, to crave.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[city] that is to come.
μέλλουσαν (mellousan)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.


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