Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

since God had planned something better for us, so that they would not be perfected without us.

New American Standard Bible

because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.

King James Version

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Holman Bible

since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.

A Conservative Version

God having foreseen something superior concerning us, so that without us they would not be made fully perfect.

American Standard Version

God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Amplified

Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].

An Understandable Version

because God had planned to give us something better [than they got], so that they would not be complete without us. [Note: The idea here is that these faithful people of Old Testament times did not receive the fullest of blessings until Christ came to make them available to both them and us together].

Anderson New Testament

because God had provided some better thing for us, that they, without us, should not be made perfect.

Bible in Basic English

Because God had kept some better thing for us, so that it was not possible for them to become complete without us.

Common New Testament

because God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Daniel Mace New Testament

because God out of his distinguishing kindness to us, would not let them arrive before us to the enjoyment of perfect felicity.

Darby Translation

God having foreseen some better thing for us, that they should not be made perfect without us.

Godbey New Testament

God having reserved something better for us, that they might not be made perfect apart from us.

Goodspeed New Testament

for God had resolved upon something still better for us, that they might not reach the fulfilment of their hopes except with us.

John Wesley New Testament

did not receive the promise, God having provided some better thing for us, that they might not be perfected without us.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Julia Smith Translation

God having foreseen something better for us, that without us they should not be completed.

King James 2000

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[because] God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.

Modern King James verseion

for God had provided some better thing for us, that they should not be made perfect without us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

God providing a better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Moffatt New Testament

God had something better in store for us; he would not have them perfected apart from us.

Montgomery New Testament

since it was for us that God had in store some better thing, so that apart from us they should not be perfected.

NET Bible

For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us.

New Heart English Bible

God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Noyes New Testament

God having provided for us some better thing, that they might not be made perfect without us.

Sawyer New Testament

God having provided something better for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

The Emphasized Bible

God, for us, something better providing, - that, not apart from us, should they be made, perfect.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

God having provided for us something better, that without us they should not attain to perfection.

Twentieth Century New Testament

since God had in view some better thing for us, that they, apart from us, should not attain perfection.

Webster

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Weymouth New Testament

for God had provided for them and us something better, so that apart from us they were not to attain to full blessedness.

Williams New Testament

for God had provided something still better for us, that they, apart from us might not attain perfection.

World English Bible

God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Worrell New Testament

God having provided something better concerning us, that, apart from us, they should not be made perfect.

Worsley New Testament

God having provided something better concerning us, that without us they might not be made perfect.

Youngs Literal Translation

God for us something better having provided, that apart from us they might not be made perfect.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

προβλέπω 
Problepo 
Usage: 1

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

κρείττων 
Kreitton 
Usage: 19

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

for
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388
Usage: 388

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

χωρίς 
Choris 
Usage: 38

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

References

Images Hebrews 11:40

Prayers for Hebrews 11:40

Context Readings

Examples Of Faith In Action

39 All these people won approval for their faith but they did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us, so that they would not be perfected without us.


Cross References

Revelation 6:11

Each of them was given a white robe. They were told to rest a little longer until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers was completed, who would be killed as they themselves had been.

Romans 3:25-26

whom God offered as a place where atonement by the Messiah's blood would occur through faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because he had waited patiently to deal with sins committed in the past.

Hebrews 5:9

and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,

Hebrews 7:19

since the Law made nothing perfect, and a better hope is presented, by which we approach God.

Hebrews 7:22

In this way, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.

Hebrews 8:6

However, Jesus has now obtained a more superior ministry, since the covenant he mediates is founded on better promises.

Hebrews 9:8-15

The Holy Spirit was indicating by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first part of the tent was still standing.

Hebrews 9:23

Thus it was necessary for these earthly copies of the things in heaven to be cleansed by these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves are made clean with better sacrifices than these.

Hebrews 10:11-14

Day after day every priest stands and repeatedly offers the same sacrifices that can never take away sins.

Hebrews 12:23-24

to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to a judge who is the God of all, to the spirits of righteous people who have been made perfect,

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