Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But they now desire a better place—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

New American Standard Bible

But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

King James Version

But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

International Standard Version

Instead, they were longing for a better country, that is, a heavenly one. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them.

A Conservative Version

But now they aspire for a superior one, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

American Standard Version

But now they desire a better country , that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city.

Amplified

But the truth is that they were yearning for and aspiring to a better and more desirable country, that is, a heavenly [one]. For that reason God is not ashamed to be called their God [even to be surnamed their God -- "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob], for He has prepared a city for them.

An Understandable Version

But instead, they longed for a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

Anderson New Testament

But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country; wherefore God is not ashamed of them, that he should be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city.

Bible in Basic English

But now their desire is for a better country, that is to say, for one in heaven; and so it is no shame to God to be named their God; for he has made ready a town for them.

Common New Testament

But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Daniel Mace New Testament

they desired therefore a better, that is, an heavenly country: so that God is very justly stiled their God: for he had appointed a city for them.

Darby Translation

but now they seek a better, that is, a heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he has prepared for them a city.

Godbey New Testament

but now they seek a better country, that is, a heavenly. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city.

Goodspeed New Testament

But, as it is, their aspirations are for a better, a heavenly country! That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city to receive them.

John Wesley New Testament

But they now desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he hath prepared a city for them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one; therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Julia Smith Translation

And now they feel an ardent desire for a better, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them to be called their God: for he prepared for them a city.

King James 2000

But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But now they aspire to a better [land], that is, a heavenly [one]. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Modern King James verseion

But now they stretch forth to a better fatherland, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But now they desire a better, that is to say a heavenly. Wherefore God is not ashamed of them, even to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Moffatt New Testament

but they really aspire to the better land in heaven. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God; he has prepared a City for them.)

Montgomery New Testament

but now they are longing for a better homeland, that is, a heavenly. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; and he has prepared a city for them.

NET Bible

But as it is, they aspire to a better land, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

New Heart English Bible

But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Noyes New Testament

but now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly. Wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he prepared for them a city.

Sawyer New Testament

but now they seek a better, that is a heavenly [country]. Wherefore God is not ashamed of them to be called their God; for he has prepared for them a city.

The Emphasized Bible

But, now, after a better one, are they reaching, that is, a heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be invoked as, their God, - for he hath prepared for them, a city.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But now their longing desires are after a better country, that is, the heavenly one: wherefore God is not ashamed of them to be called their God: for he hath prepared a city for them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But no, they were longing for a better, a heavenly, land! And therefore God was not ashamed to be called their God; indeed he had already prepared them a city.

Webster

But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city.

Weymouth New Testament

but, as it is, we see them eager for a better land, that is to say, a heavenly one. For this reason God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has now prepared a city for them.

Williams New Testament

But in reality they were aspiring for a better country, I mean, a heavenly one. This is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

World English Bible

But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Worrell New Testament

But now they long for a better country, that is, a heavenly one; wherefore, God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for He prepared for them a city.

Worsley New Testament

But they desire a better, that is, an heavenly one; wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He hath prepared for them a city.

Youngs Literal Translation

but now they long for a better, that is, an heavenly, wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for He did prepare for them a city.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

now
νυνί 
Nuni 
now
Usage: 21

ὀρέγομαι 
Oregomai 
Usage: 3

a better
κρείττων 
Kreitton 
Usage: 19

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐπαισχύνομαι 
Epaischunomai 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
be ashamed
Usage: 585
Usage: 7

ἐπουράνιος 
Epouranios 
Usage: 18

διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐπαισχύνομαι 
Epaischunomai 
be ashamed
Usage: 7

to be called
ἐπικαλέομαι 
Epikaleomai 
Usage: 32


Usage: 0

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ἑτοιμάζω 
hetoimazo 
Usage: 27


Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 11:16

Images Hebrews 11:16

Context Readings

Examples Of Faith In Action

15 If they were thinking about where they came from, they would have had an opportunity to return. 16 But they now desire a better place—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He received the promises and he was offering his unique son,


Cross References

Exodus 3:6

Then He continued, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.

Exodus 3:15

God also said to Moses, “Say this to the Israelites: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation.

Hebrews 2:11

For the One who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers,

Hebrews 11:10

For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

Matthew 25:34

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Hebrews 13:14

For we do not have an enduring city here; instead, we seek the one to come.

Genesis 17:7-8

I will keep My covenant between Me and you, and your future offspring throughout their generations, as an everlasting covenant to be your God and the God of your offspring after you.

Genesis 26:24

and the Lord appeared to him that night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your offspring because of My servant Abraham.”

Genesis 28:13

Yahweh was standing there beside him, saying, “I am Yahweh, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your offspring the land that you are now sleeping on.

Exodus 4:5

“This will take place,” He continued, “so they will believe that Yahweh, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.”

Isaiah 41:8-10

But you, Israel, My servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
descendant of Abraham, My friend

Jeremiah 31:1

“At that time”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be My people.”

Matthew 22:31-32

Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read what was spoken to you by God:

Mark 8:38

For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

Mark 12:26

Now concerning the dead being raised—haven’t you read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him: Iam the God of Abrahamand the God of Isaacand the God of Jacob?

Luke 12:32

Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.

Luke 20:37

Moses even indicated in the passage about the burning bush that the dead are raised, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.

John 14:2

In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.

Acts 7:32

I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. So Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look.

Philippians 3:20

but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 4:18

The Lord will rescue me from every evil work and will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever! Amen.

Hebrews 11:14

Now those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.

Hebrews 12:22

Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God (the heavenly Jerusalem), to myriads of angels in festive gathering,

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