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

  • Aderibigbe anjorin
    Hebrew 11 solve the problem of dark matter and dark energy
  • Darrell
    In verse 7 it says take nothing from Gentiles (or non-believers) Then you have verse 8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. Receive what We must be fellow helpers to spread the truth to all that will hear That take $
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Darrell, The tithe is OT, With the New Covenant of Jesus Christ the tithe is abolished.
    Read 3 John 1:1-8. V.7 "Ask for nothing." To give a gift is always good.


  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Vanna, you say don't fight, it is just a bible that teaches us how to live. Read Jude 1:3, Job 13:8, 2 Corinthians 10:5, etc. God says FIGHT, you say don't. These verses teach us how we are to in part; live in faith, walk in truth, fight the good fight. Test the spirits with God's word.
  • Vanna
    It does not matter it is just a bible that teaches us how we are to live. We do not need to fight over the bible. We are lukky to even have a guide.
  • Darrell
    Sorry that was Malachi 3:6-10

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