13 These all died in faith, (A)not having received the things promised, but (B)having seen them and greeted them from afar, and (C)having acknowledged that they were (D)strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, (E)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 (F)to be called their God, for (G)he has prepared for them a city.

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