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

  • BSP
    Verse 19- Abraham realized that nothing was impossible for Jehovah God. God had revived his reproductive powers. Abraham was confident that whatever happened, his beloved son would be restored to him so that all of God’s promises could be fulfilled.
  • Will Virella
    Hebrews 11:3 (KJV) True faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

    Does it mean we will have access to the Universe that God created?

    Thank you
  • A disciple
    Bill; Happy New Year! I love Hebrews 11. The examples of faith teach us the very reality, like you said, "NOT an abstract!" So much is thrown at us; especially when we're new to the Bible; to make everything so complicated and mysterious, which the LORD actually gave us in the simplest and purest ways! Wouldn't you say, if we start with a wholesome simplicity of childlike faith it would be better?
  • Bill
    Faith is not an abstract belief in the word of God neither is it just giving mental assent and willing it to be so Faith is an operation of God , a devine illumination, a holy energy implanted in the believer by the word and the Holy Ghost...
  • 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.
  • 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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