For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Treasury of Scripture
Hebrews 12:22,28 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels...
Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Revelation 21:2,10-27 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband...
Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God.
Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...
ContextThe Faith of Abraham
8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing where he went. 9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. 13These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from where they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16But 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. 17By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your seed be called: 19Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from where also he received him in a figure.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
for he looked for the city which hath the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
For he looked for a city that hath foundations; whose builder and maker is God.
Darby Bible Translation
for he waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is the artificer and constructor.
King James Bible
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Young's Literal Translation
for he was looking for the city having the foundations, whose artificer and constructor is God.