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

  • 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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