In my Father's house there are many mansions; if not, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.
Little children, I am to be with you but a little while longer. Ye will wish for me, and as I said to the Jews, "Whither I go ye cannot come", so I now tell you.
Simon Peter saith unto Him, Lord, whither art thou going? Jesus answered him, Whither I am going thou canst not follow me now, but thou shalt follow me hereafter.
For we know that if our earthly house, which is but as a tent, were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
So he, that loveth his life, shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall preserve it unto life eternal.
But I have told you these things, that when the time cometh, ye may remember that I told you of them. Though I did not tell you of them at the beginning, because I was with you.
Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for Thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
that no one might be shaken by these afflictions: for ye yourselves know that we are appointed hereunto.
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God, for your patience and faith under all your persecutions and afflictions which ye endure.
Whither Jesus our fore-runner is entered for us, being made an high-priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec.
The Holy Ghost shewing by this, that the way into the Holy of holies was not yet manifested, the first tabernacle being yet standing.
It was therefore necessary that the representations of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with more excellent sacrifices than these.
Now they that say such things shew plainly that they are seeking their own country:
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Him, that overcometh, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, (the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God,) and my own new name.
To him that overcometh I will grant to sit with me on my throne, as I also have overcome, and am set down with my Father on his throne.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, descending from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And he carried me away in spirit to a great and high mountain, and he shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God:
so he turned and said to them, If any man come to me, and does not comparatively hate his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple.