For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle was destroyed, we have an edifice from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us,
I think it right as long as I am in this tabernacle, to excite you by remembrance,
But Christ having come, a chief priest of the good times that were to come, with a greater and a more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation,
For Christ did not enter into the sanctuary made with hands, a type of the true, but into heaven itself, and already has appeared before God for us,
We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and in three days will build another made without hands.
In my Father's house are many mansions; if there were not I would have told you.
But the spiritual was not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
For being in this tabernacle we groan, being burdened, because we do not wish to put it off, but to put on [the other], that the mortal may be swallowed up by life.
in whom you are also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, with the putting off of the body of the flesh, with the circumcision of Christ,
for which cause I suffer these things; but I am not ashamed; for I know in whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep my trust to that day.
for he looked for the city which has foundations [fixed abodes] whose designer and builder is God.
All these things therefore being dissolved, what persons ought we to be in holy conduct and piety,
Beloved, now are we children of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be. We know, that if he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers; he that loves not, continues in death.
And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him;
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.