Hebrews 11:40
Context
The Faith of Many

31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. 32And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. 34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Cross References
Hebrews 11:16
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: why God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city.


Hebrews 12:23
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,


Revelation 6:11
And white robes were given to every one of them; and it was said to them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brothers, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.


Treasury of Scripture

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

provided. or, foreseen. better.

Hebrews 7:19,22 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw near to God...

Hebrews 8:6 But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant...

Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these...

Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things that that of Abel.

they without.

Hebrews 9:8-15 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest...

Hebrews 10:11-14 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins...

Romans 3:25,26 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood...

made.

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;

Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all...

Revelation 6:11 And white robes were given to every one of them; and it was said to them, that they should rest yet for a little season...

The apostle in the early part of the chapter having given us a general account of the grace of faith, proceeds to set before us some illustrious examples of it in Old Testament times. The leading instance and example of faith recorded, is that of righteous Abel: one of the first saints and the first martyr for religion--one who lived by faith and died for it, and therefore a fit pattern for the Hebrews to imitate. It is observable that the Holy Spirit has not thought fit to say any thing here of the faith of our first parents; and yet the church of God has generally, by a pious charity, taken it for granted that God gave them repentance and faith in the promised seed; that he instructed them in the mystery of sacrificing, that they instructed their children in it, and that they found mercy with God, after they had ruined themselves and all their posterity. But God has left the matter still under some doubt, as a warning to all who have great talents given to them, and a great trust reposed in them, that they do not prove unfaithful, since God would not enrol our first parents among the number of believers in this blessed calendar.--Henry.

Strong's Concordance
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Topical Bible
Apart Attain Better Blessedness Complete Foreseen Full Kept Perfect Possible Provided
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Hebrews Chapter 11 Verse 40

Alphabetical: apart be because better for from God had made not only perfect planned provided so something that they together us with would

NT Letters: Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing concerning (Heb. He. Hb)
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