Heb. 13:14 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
hode (Greek #5602)
in this same spot, i.e. here or hither
KJV usage: here, hither, (in) this place, there.
Pronounce: ho'-deh
Origin: from an adverb form of 3592
a have we
echo (Greek #2192)
(used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)
KJV usage: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Pronounce: ekh'-o
Origin: σχέω (skheh'-o)
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
meno (Greek #3306)
to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy)
KJV usage: abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), X thine own.
Pronounce: men'-o
Origin: a primary verb
polis (Greek #4172)
a town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size)
KJV usage: city.
Pronounce: pol'-is
Origin: probably from the same as 4171, or perhaps from 4183
, but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
we 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
one to come
mello (Greek #3195)
to intend, i.e. be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation)
KJV usage: about, after that, be (almost), (that which is, things, + which was for) to come, intend, was to (be), mean, mind, be at the point, (be) ready, + return, shall (begin), (which, that) should (after, afterwards, hereafter) tarry, which was for, will, would, be yet.
Pronounce: mel'-lo
Origin: a strengthened form of 3199 (through the idea of expectation)
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

Heb. 4:9• 9There remains then a sabbatism to the people of God. (Heb. 4:9)
Heb. 11:9‑10,12‑16• 9By faith he sojourned as a stranger in the land of promise as a foreign country, having dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise;
10for he waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is the artificer and constructor.
12Wherefore also there have been born of one, and that of one become dead, even as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the countless sand which is by the sea shore.
13All these died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them from afar off and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and sojourners on the earth.
14For they who say such things shew clearly that they seek their country.
15And if they had called to mind that from whence they went out, they had had opportunity to have returned;
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. 11:9‑10,12‑16)
Heb. 12:22• 22but ye have come to mount Zion; and to the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem; and to myriads of angels, (Heb. 12:22)
Mic. 2:10• 10Arise ye, and depart; for this is not the resting-place, because of defilement that bringeth destruction, even a grievous destruction. (Mic. 2:10)
1 Cor. 7:29• 29But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the rest, that they who have wives, be as not having any: (1 Cor. 7:29)
2 Cor. 4:17‑18• 17For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory;
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. 4:17‑18)
2 Cor. 5:1‑8• 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;)
8we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.
(2 Cor. 5:1‑8)
Phil. 3:20• 20for *our* commonwealth has its existence in the heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour, (Phil. 3:20)
Phil. 3•  (Phil. 3)
Col. 3:1‑3• 1If therefore ye have been raised with the Christ, seek the things which are above, where the Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God:
2have your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth;
3for ye have died, and your life is hid with the Christ in God.
(Col. 3:1‑3)
1 Peter 4:7• 7But the end of all things is drawn nigh: be sober therefore, and be watchful unto prayers; (1 Peter 4:7)
2 Peter 3:13‑14• 13But, according to his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
14Wherefore, beloved, as ye wait for these things, be diligent to be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless;
(2 Peter 3:13‑14)
 Like Abraham we look for the city which rests not on sand, but "hath the foundations." But it is "to come," and will never be built of human hands, let men vaunt as they may. Its architect and maker is God; and Christ has prepared us for it. (Hebrews 13:10-16 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

for we have not here an abiding city, but we seek the coming one.

W. Kelly Translation

For here we have not an abiding city, but we seek after the coming one1.

WK Translation Notes

the coming one: "One" to come as in the Authorized Version is too vague, and incorrect. (Bible Treasury 14:62)