For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house a be destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which [is] from b heaven;
if indeed being also clothed we shall not be found naked.
For indeed we who are in the tabernacle groan, being burdened; while yet c we do not wish to be unclothed, but clothed, that [what is] mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Now he that has wrought us for this very thing [is] God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
Therefore [we are] always confident, and know d that while present in the body we are absent e from the Lord,
(for we walk by faith, not by sight;)
we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.
Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him.
For we must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of the Christ, that each may receive the things [done] in f the body, according to those he has done, whether [it be] good or evil.
Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been g manifested in your consciences.