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14 For here we have no lasting city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

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20 But our citizenship[a] is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 3:20 Or commonwealth

22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

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The New Life in Christ

So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

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12 Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, “as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.”

13 All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, 14 for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them.

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By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

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17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling— if indeed, when we have taken it off[a] we will not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan under our burden, because we wish not to be unclothed but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:3 Other ancient authorities read put it on

10 Arise and go;
    for this is no place to rest,
because of uncleanness that destroys
    with a grievous destruction.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 2:10 Meaning of Heb uncertain

13 But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.

Final Exhortation and Doxology

14 Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish;

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So then, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God;

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19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God,

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29 I mean, brothers and sisters,[a] the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:29 Gk brothers

The end of all things is near;[a] therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:7 Or is at hand

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