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 remaineth therefore a sabbatism for the people of God. (Heb. 4:9)
Heb. 11:9‑10,12‑16• 9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise as not his own, dwelling as he did in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the joint-heirs of the same promise;
10for he waited for the city that hath the foundations, of which God is architect and master-builder.
12Wherefore also there were born from one, and that one become dead, even as the stars of the heaven in multitude, and as the countless sand that is by the sea-shore.
13All these died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them from afar, and greeted, and confessed that they were strangers and sojourners on the earth.
14For they that say such things make plain that they seek out a country.
15And if indeed they called to mind that from which they went out, they might have had opportunity to return;
16but now they desire 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.
(Heb. 11:9‑10,12‑16)
Heb. 12:22• 22But ye have approached to mount Zion; and to a living God’s city, heavenly Jerusalem; and to myriads of angels, a universal assemblage; (Heb. 12:22)
Mic. 2:10•  (Mic. 2:10)
1 Cor. 7:29• 29But this I say, brethren, the season is straitened: henceforth that both those that have wives be as having none, (1 Cor. 7:29)
2 Cor. 4:17‑18• 17For the momentary lightness of our affliction worketh out for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory:
18while we have the eye not on the things that are seen, but on those not seen, for the things seen [are] temporary, but those not seen, eternal.
(2 Cor. 4:17‑18)
2 Cor. 5:1‑8• 1For we know that if our earthly tabernacle-house be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, everlasting in the heavens.
2For also in this we groan, longing to clothe ourselves with our dwelling which is from heaven,
3if indeed also when clothed we shall not be found naked.
4For also we that are in the tabernacle groan, being burdened, because we desire not to be unclothed but clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life.
5Now he that wrought us for this very thing [is] God, that gave us the earnest of the Spirit.
6Therefore being always confident, and knowing that, while present in the body, we are absent from the Lord
7(for we walk by faith, not by appearance),
8we are confident and well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
(2 Cor. 5:1‑8)
Phil. 3:20• 20For our commonwealth has its being in [the] heavens, from whence also we await [as] Saviour [the] Lord Jesus Christ, (Phil. 3:20)
Phil. 3•  (Phil. 3)
Col. 3:1‑3• 1If therefore ye were raised with Christ, seek the things above, where the Christ is seated on [the] right hand of God.
2Set your mind on the things above, not on those on the earth.
3For ye 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 hath drawn nigh. Be discreet therefore and watch 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 dwelleth righteousness.
14Wherefore, beloved, as ye wait for these things, use diligence, spotless and blameless to be found by him in peace;
(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)