New International Version
For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
King James Bible
For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Darby Bible Translation
for we have not here an abiding city, but we seek the coming one.
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;
Hebrews 13:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For here have we no continuing city - Here is an elegant and forcible allusion to the approaching destruction of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem that was below was about to be burnt with fire, and erased to the ground; the Jerusalem that was from above was that alone which could be considered to be μενουσαν, permanent. The words seem to say: "Arise, and depart; for this is not your rest: it is polluted:" About seven or eight years after this, Jerusalem was wholly destroyed.
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Eversley. 1845. Hebrews xiii. 8. "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." Let me first briefly remind you, as the truth upon which my whole explanation of this text is built, that man is not meant either for solitude or independence. He is meant to live WITH his fellow-men, to live BY them, and to live FOR them. He is healthy and godly, only when he knows all men for his brothers; and himself, in some way or other, as the servant of all, and bound in ties of love and …
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Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household,
It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation.
You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
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.
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,
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