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Hebrews 11:14

    Hebrews 11:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For those who say such things make it clear that they are searching for a country for themselves.

    Webster's Revision

    For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own.

    World English Bible

    For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 11:14

    Declare plainly that they seek a country - A man's country is that in which he has constitutional rights and privileges; no stranger or sojourner has any such rights in the country where he sojourns. These, by declaring that they felt themselves strangers and sojourners, professed their faith in a heavenly country and state, and looked beyond the grave for a place of happiness. No intelligent Jew could suppose that Canaan was all the rest which God had promised to his people.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 11:14

    For they that say such things ... - That speak of themselves as having come into a land of strangers; and that negotiate for a small piece of land, not to cultivate, but to bury their dead. So we should think of any strange people coming among us now - who lived in tents; who frequently changed their residence; who became the purchasers of no land except to bury their dead, and who never spake of becoming permanent residents. We should think that they were in search of some place as their home, and that they had not yet found it. Such people were the Hebrew patriarchs. They lived and acted just as if they had not yet found a permanent habitation, but were traveling in search of one.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 11:14

    11:14 They who speak thus show plainly that they seek their own country - That they keep in view, and long for, their native home.