Therefore from one man, and a him as good as dead, were born descendants b as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.
These all died in faith, c not having received the things promised, but d having seen them and greeted them from afar, and e having acknowledged that they were f strangers and exiles on the earth.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead ( since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb.
I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies.
But you said, 'I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.'
And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be.
And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised.
By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.
Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.
For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
"I am a sojourner and foreigner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my sojourning are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.