Hebrews 11:40

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

God hauing prouided some better thing for vs, that they without vs, should not be made perfect.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because God had kept some better thing for us, so that it was not possible for them to become complete without us.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

for God purueiede sum betere thing for vs, that thei schulden not be maad perfit with outen vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

God for us something better having provided, that apart from us they might not be made perfect.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:40


11:40 God having provided some better thing for us - Namely, everlasting glory. That they might not be perfected without us - That is, that we might all be perfected together in heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:40


Heb 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us. The new and better covenant, the gospel, the realization of the promises made to Abraham. That they without us should not be made perfect. That they and we together might be made complete in the city whose builder and maker is God. The full fruition, the being made complete (perfect) belongs to the heavenly state. All these ancient heroes, who died not having received the promise, need the realization of the promise in Christ to make them perfect; by that promise we also are saved.

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. BY FAITH STEPHEN F. ZIELSKI ! God Bless you. Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Wlee
    James 2:17
    Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

    2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
  • Mbugua
    Comment*This chapter helps us to have unshakable confidence in God because He is faith to His promises. Faith is the only mandatory and essential initial response of man to the grace of God. A man void of faith cannot please God.
  • Sylvia
    Regarding Darrell comment, It doesn't take $ to spread God's word as one individual. All we need is faith knowing and beleiving that God will supply us with all we need to do his will.
  • Jackie phillips
    how many times in the verses of Hebrews 11 are attributed to gods testimony about Abraham I know that moses is second runner up
  • Sharrie lop
    wow gospels
    word of life

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