So then you are no longer d strangers and aliens, but you are e fellow citizens with the saints and f members of the household of God,
g built on the foundation of the h apostles and prophets, i Christ Jesus himself being j the cornerstone,
k in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into l a holy temple in the Lord.
In him m you also are being built together n into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 12:22 - 23
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, 'As the Lord lives,' even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they shall be built up in the midst of my people.
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
Therefore thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: 'Whoever believes will not be in haste.
Ephesians 4:15 - 16
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:16 - 17
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
1 Peter 2:5
You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith - that you, being rooted and grounded in love.
2 Corinthians 6:16
What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
1 Timothy 3:15
If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.