I am constrained of two things. I desire to be loosed, and to be with Christ, which thing is best of all:
Nevertheless we are of good comfort, and had rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
And Jesus said unto him, "Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise."
If any man minister unto me, let him follow me: and where I am, there shall also my minister be. And if any man minister unto me, him will my father honour.
Then said David unto Gad, "I am in a marvelous strait. But let me fall I pray thee, into the hands of the LORD, for much is his mercy, and let me not fall into the hands of men.
that I shall be clothed again with this skin, and see God in my flesh.
For why? Thou shalt not leave my soul in hell, neither shalt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.
They have children at their desire, and leave the rest of their substance for their babes. But as for me, I shall behold thy presence in righteousness: and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be satisfied with it.
Thou leadest me with thy counsel, and afterward receivest me unto glory.
"Lord, Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy promise.
Then the man out of whom the devils were departed, besought him that he might be with him: But Jesus sent him away, saying,
Notwithstanding, I must be baptised with a baptism. And how am I pained till it be ended?
Before the feast of Easter, when Jesus knew that his hour was come, that he should depart out of this world unto the father; When he loved his which were in the world, unto the end he loved them;
And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again: and receive you even unto myself, that where I am, there may ye be also.
"Father, I will that they, which thou hast given me, be with me where I am: that they may see my glory which thou hast given me. For thou lovedest me before the making of the world.
For ye yourselves brethren know of our entrance in unto you, how that it was not in vain:
For this cause thank we God without ceasing, because that when ye received of us the word, wherewith God was preached, ye received it not as the word of man: but even as it was, indeed, the word of God; which worketh in you that believe.
then shall we which live and remain, be caught up with them also in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord.
And I said unto him, "Lord, thou knowest." And he said unto me, "These are they which came out of great tribulation and made their garments large, and made them white in the blood of the lamb:
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead, which hereafter die in the Lord: Even so, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; but their works shall follow them.'"