Hebrews 11:13

11:13 These all died in faith without receiving the things promised, but they saw them in the distance and welcomed them and acknowledged that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth.

Hebrews 11:39-40

11:39 And these all were commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. 11:40 For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us.

tn Grk “the promises,” referring to the things God promised, not to the pledges themselves.

tn Or “sojourners.”

sn The expression these all were commended forms an inclusio with Heb 11:2: The chapter begins and ends with references to commendation for faith.

tn Grk “the promise,” referring to the thing God promised, not to the pledge itself.

tn The Greek phrasing emphasizes this point by negating the opposite: “so that they would not be made perfect without us.”