Pilgrim is used in the A. V. only in the old sense of sojourner, for παρεπίδημος (Heb 11:13; 1Pe 2:11; "stranger," 1Pe 1:1). Similarly in the O.T. "pilgrimage" occurs as a rendering of מָגוּר, maguir, which signifies a stay, or an abode in a foreign country, travels ((en. 17:8).
Metaphorically, it is applied to the sojourning on earth; thus the patriarch Jacob says to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years (Ge 47:9). The Psalmist likewise says, "Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage" (Ps 119:54).