2 Corinthians 5:1-8 DBY

1 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.

References for 2 Corinthians 5:1

    • Š 5:1 - 'Tabernacle' is characteristic.
      2 For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which [is] from b heaven;

      References for 2 Corinthians 5:2

        • ‹ 5:2 - Ek: 'out of.'
          3 if indeed being also clothed we shall not be found naked.
          4 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.

          References for 2 Corinthians 5:4

            • Œ 5:4 - Or 'though meanwhile,' 'yet in such sort that.' It is a necessary condition of the right understanding of ver. 4. 'Clothed' is the same word as 'to have put on' in ver. 2. For 'groan,' vers. 2 and 4, see Mark 7.34.
              5 Now he that has wrought us for this very thing [is] God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
              6 Therefore [we are] always confident, and know d that while present in the body we are absent e from the Lord,

              References for 2 Corinthians 5:6

                •  5:6 - Lit. 'knowing' (from oida, conscious knowledge). It was their state; confident and knowing.
                • Ž 5:6 - The Greek words translated 'present' and 'absent' are literally 'at home' and 'away from home.'
                  7 (for we walk by faith, not by sight;)
                  8 we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.