Therefore now, you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and domesticks of God's family,
therefore as we have opportunity, let us do good offices to all men, especially to the family of believers.
but we are the denisons of heaven, from whence we expect the saviour Jesus Christ our Lord.
that at that time ye were without all knowledge of the Messiah, being aliens from the common-wealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and living in the world without any true knowledge of God.
if the disciple fare as well as his master, and the servant as his lord, is not that sufficient? if they style the master of the house Beelzebub, much more will they call his domestics so.
for you are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
but the heavenly Jerusalem is represented by the free-woman, who is the mother of us all.
"that the Gentiles should be heirs as well as the Jews, make one body together, and partake of the divine promise in Christ by the gospel."
These all died in faith, without receiving what was promised, having only a distant view of what they eagerly expected, professing to live as strangers and pilgrims in the land.
but you are come to mount Sion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable congress of angels, to the general assembly,
Consider what proof the father has given us of his love, in allowing us to be called the sons of God: therefore the world does not know us, because it knew him not.
her walls were large and high; the gates were twelve; and at the gates twelve angels, with the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel inscrib'd thereon.