For we know that if our earthly house, a tent,a is destroyed, we have a building from God, a houseb not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
And, in fact, we groan in this one, longing to put on our house from heaven,
since, when we are clothed,c we will not be found naked.
Indeed, we who are in this tent groan, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life.
And the One who prepared us for this very thing is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.
Therefore, though we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord-