Hebrews 11:13–16

13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised;i they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance,j admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.k 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.l 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.m Therefore God is not ashamedn to be called their God,o for he has prepared a cityp for them.

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