And Jacob journeyed to Succoth
, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding
[in his tents
] according to their tribes; and the spirit
of God came upon him.
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, [and
] thy tabernacles, O Israel!
And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by
Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths
in the feast
of the seventh month: ... And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under
the booths: for since the days of Jeshua
the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so
. And there was
very great gladness.
But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know
that if our
earthly house of [this
] tabernacle were dissolved
, we have a building
of God, an
house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
These all died in faith
, not having received the promises, but
having seen them afar off, and were
persuaded of [them
], and embraced [them
], and confessed
that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. ... But now they desire
a better [country
], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is
not ashamed to be
called their God: for
he hath prepared for them a city.