Hebrews 11:10

“For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee looked for a citie which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for he looked for the city which hath the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he was looking for the strong town, whose builder and maker is God.
- Basic English Bible

for he waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is [the] artificer and constructor.
- Darby Bible

For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
- Webster's Bible

for he continually looked forward to the city which has the foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
- Weymouth Bible

For he looked for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
- World English Bible

For he abood a citee hauynge foundementis, whos crafti man and maker is God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he was looking for the city having the foundations, whose artificer and constructor [is] God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:10


11:10 He looked for a city which hath foundations - Whereas a tent has none. Whose builder and former is God - Of which God is the sole contriver, former, and finisher.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:10


Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations. Not only for a permanent home for his seed in Canaan, but for a home above in the eternal city, the New Jerusalem. Whose builder and maker [is] God. Architect and maker. God not only projected the plans of the eternal city but has executed them.

Discussion for Hebrews 11

  • Rowena
    Faith is not something that we physically muster. The Holy Spirit administers measures of faith to us of us. The more intimate our walk with Him, the closer we become, so our faith in Him grows exponentially. Paul stated that he wanted to know Christ in the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of the suffering He endured not only to be conformed, but also to win God's favor and approval.
  • Jayson Homer
    Yess!! This chapter just blessed my Entire soul and it open my eyes to what faith really is its not just saying God i trust you with a little of my situation its saying "God take full control and let YOUR will be done , all of you and none of me " Amen i truly hope this blesses someone as it did me.
  • Donna Cromb
    What is faith? That was my first thought on reading this chapter long ago. This is what the Holy Spirit showed me, it's a deep abiding conviction in God, a surrender to His will, and a change in conduct from a sinner to more than just a believer. The Hebrews Paul was talking to had become stagnant in their faith and walk with God. He was showing them the truth of deep commitment by those in past.
  • Issiah
    The Faith chapter. Who has faith to move mountains? To heal and resurrect. God the Father. To have faith is to have no doubt in spite of having no visible evidence. Better have a good lawyer. But look unto your composition. What are we. What animates us. Is it not spirit? Is God not spirit, unseen by flesh eyes but evident by the heart within. The Kingdom is within. And God is Reality
  • Moses
    I have a strong zeal to love, serve and ever remain dedicated, committed to him because he is a God of believability credibility.
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:5 for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel colossians 1:21 and you that---were---sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 1:22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 1:23-----IF YOU CONTINUE-----in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister -------JAMES 2:5 HEARKEN MY BELOVED BRETHREN HATH NOT GOD CHOSEN THE POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH AND HEIRS OF THE KINGDOM WHICH HE HATH PROMISED TO ---THEM THAT LOVE HIM--------1 PETER 4:11 IF ANY MAN SPEAK LET HIM SPEAK AS THE ORACLES OF GOD IF ANY MAN MINISTER LET HIM DO IT AS OF THE ABILITY WHICH GOD GIVETH THAT GOD IN ALL THINGS MAY BE GLORIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST TO WHOM BE PRAISE AND DOMINION FOR EVER AND EVER AMEN

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