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Hebrews 11:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for he looked for the city which hath the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for he waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is [the] artificer and constructor.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For he was awaiting the city having foundations, whose architect and builder is, God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for he was looking for the city having the foundations, whose artificer and constructor [is] God.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For he looked for a city that hath foundations: whose builder and maker is God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For hee looked for a citie which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— for he was expecting the city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is Aloha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For he looked for the city that hath a foundation, of which the builder and maker is God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
he looked for 1551
{1551} Prime
From G1537 and G1209; to accept from some source, that is, (by implication) to await.
<5711> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 184
a city 4172
{4172} Prime
Probably from the same as G4171, or perhaps from G4183; a town (properly with walls, of greater or less size).
which hath 2192
{2192} Prime
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
foundations, 2310
{2310} Prime
From a derivative of G5087; something put down, that is, a substruction (of a building, etc.), (literally or figuratively).
whose 3739
{3739} Prime
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
builder 5079
{5079} Prime
From G5078; an artisan; figuratively a founder (Creator).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
maker 1217
{1217} Prime
From G1218 and G2041; a worker for the people, that is, mechanic (spoken of the Creator).
[is] God. 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 11:10

_ _ looked forGreek, “he was expecting”; waiting for with eager expectation (Romans 8:19).

_ _ a cityGreek,the city,” already alluded to. Worldly Enoch, son of the murderer Cain, was the first to build his city here: the godly patriarchs waited for their city hereafter (Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 12:22; Hebrews 13:14).

_ _ foundationsGreek,the foundations” which the tents had not, nor even men’s present cities have.

_ _ whose builder and makerGreek,designer [Ephesians 1:4, Ephesians 1:11] and master-builder,” or executor of the design. The city is worthy of its Framer and Builder (compare Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 8:2). Compare Note, see on Hebrews 9:12, on “found.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 11:4-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 11:10

For he looked for a city which hath (e) foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.

(e) This foundation is contrasted with their tabernacle.

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he looked:

Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 21:10-27 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, ... And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.


Hebrews 3:4 For every house is builded by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God.
Isaiah 14:32 What shall [one] then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
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I was looking up the number of the date of the red heifer birth...12/17...born in the twelfth month in the Jewish calendar, and the 17th day. 1217. I think it said "builder, worker." Then referred me to Hebrews 11:10. Since the Jewish people are still awaiting their messiah,(they rejected Jesus), this verse could have implications to their rebuilding of the temple?
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