New Living Translation
For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:14 For we have here - On earth No continuing city - All things here are but for a moment; and Jerusalem itself was just then on the point of being destroyed.
LibraryThe Immutability of Christ
But greater things have changed than we; for kingdoms have trembled in the balances. We have seen a peninsula deluged with blood, and mutiny raising its bloody war whoop. Nay, the whole world hath changed; earth hath doffed its green, and put on its somber garment of Autumn, and soon expects to wear its ermine robe of snow. All things have changed. We believe that not only in appearance but in reality, the world is growing old. The sun itself must soon grow dim with age; the folding up of the worn-out …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
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So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God's holy people. You are members of God's family.
And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about.
So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world.
You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever.
Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.
But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.
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