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  • So his master said, `Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. - Luke 14:23


  • Now Jesus turned to the people again and told them this story: "A man planted a vineyard, leased it out to tenant farmers, and moved to another country to live for several years. - Luke 20:9


  • He had previously said, "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own country." - John 4:44


  • The Jewish leaders were puzzled by this statement. "Where is he planning to go?" they asked. "Maybe he is thinking of leaving the country and going to the Jews in other lands, or maybe even to the Gentiles! - John 7:35


  • It was now almost time for the celebration of Passover, and many people from the country arrived in Jerusalem several days early so they could go through the cleansing ceremony before the Passover began. - John 11:55


  • But God gave him no inheritance here, not even one square foot of land. God did promise, however, that eventually the whole country would belong to Abraham and his descendants--though he had no children yet.3 - Acts 7:5


  • But God also told him that his descendants would live in a foreign country where they would be mistreated as slaves for four hundred years.4 - Acts 7:6


  • When Moses heard that, he fled the country and lived as a foreigner in the land of Midian, where his two sons were born. - Acts 7:29


  • Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they sent a delegation to make peace with him because their cities were dependent upon Herod's country for their food. They made friends with Blastus, Herod's personal assistant, - Acts 12:20


  • And then, dear brothers and sisters, you suffered persecution from your own countrymen. In this way, you imitated the believers in God's churches in Judea who, because of their belief in Christ Jesus, suffered from their own people, the Jews. - 1 Thessalonians 2:14


  • And obviously people who talk like that are looking forward to a country they can call their own. - Hebrews 11:14


  • If they had meant the country they came from, they would have found a way to go back. - Hebrews 11:15

  • New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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