11:13 These all died in faith without receiving the things promised, 1 but they saw them in the distance and welcomed them and acknowledged that they were strangers and foreigners 2 on the earth.
11:39 And these all were commended 3 for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. 4 11:40 For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us. 5
1 tn Grk “the promises,” referring to the things God promised, not to the pledges themselves.
2 tn Or “sojourners.”
4 tn Grk “the promise,” referring to the thing God promised, not to the pledge itself.
5 tn The Greek phrasing emphasizes this point by negating the opposite: “so that they would not be made perfect without us.”