Heb. 11:14 KJV (With Strong’s)

gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
they that say
lego (Greek #3004)
properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas 2036 and 5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while 4483 is properly to break silence merely, and 2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean
KJV usage: ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
Pronounce: leg'-o
Origin: a primary verb
such things
toioutos (Greek #5108)
from 5104 and 3778; truly this, i.e. of this sort (to denote character or individuality)
KJV usage: like, such (an one).
Pronounce: toy-oo'-tos
Origin: (including the other inflections)
declare plainly
emphanizo (Greek #1718)
to exhibit (in person) or disclose (by words)
KJV usage: appear, declare (plainly), inform, (will) manifest, shew, signify.
Pronounce: em-fan-id'-zo
Origin: from 1717
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
they seek
epizeteo (Greek #1934)
to search (inquire) for; intensively, to demand, to crave
KJV usage: desire, enquire, seek (after, for).
Pronounce: ep-eed-zay-teh'-o
Origin: from 1909 and 2212
a country
patris (Greek #3968)
a father-land, i.e. native town; (figuratively) heavenly home
KJV usage: (own) country.
Pronounce: pat-rece'
Origin: from 3902
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

they seek.
Heb. 11:16• 16but 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. (Heb. 11:16)
Heb. 13:14• 14for we have not here an abiding city, but we seek the coming one. (Heb. 13:14)
Rom. 8:23‑25• 23And not only that, but even *we* ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, we also ourselves groan in ourselves, awaiting adoption, that is the redemption of our body.
24For we have been saved in hope; but hope seen is not hope; for what any one sees, why does he also hope?
25But if what we see not we hope, we expect in patience.
(Rom. 8:23‑25)
2 Cor. 4:18• 18while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen are for a time, but those that are not seen eternal. (2 Cor. 4:18)
2 Cor. 5:1‑7• 1For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house be destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which is from heaven;
3if indeed being also clothed we shall not be found naked.
4For indeed we who are in the tabernacle groan, being burdened; while yet we do not wish to be unclothed, but clothed, that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
5Now he that has wrought us for this very thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
6Therefore we are always confident, and know that while present in the body we are absent from the Lord,
7(for we walk by faith, not by sight;)
(2 Cor. 5:1‑7)
Phil. 1:23• 23But I am pressed by both, having the desire for departure and being with Christ, for it is very much better, (Phil. 1:23)
 The land even of promise was not their home, still less Chaldea which Abraham left at God's word. They looked higher—to heaven. (Hebrews 11:13-16 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

For they who say such things shew clearly that they seek their country.

W. Kelly Translation

For they that say such things make plain that they seek out a country1.

WK Translation Notes

seek out: the Revisers render ἐπιζητοῦσιν, "seek after," which is all well; but would it not have been better to have given "seek out," not "after," to ἐκζ. in 6? (Bible Treasury 14:48)