Bible: Hebrews 11:13-17
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. 11:14 For those who speak in such a way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 11:15 In fact, if they had been thinking of the land that they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 11:16 But as it is, 3 they aspire to a better land, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, 4 yet he was ready to offer up 5 his only son.
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