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2 Corinthians 5:1-11 (Lexham English Bible)

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Absent from the Body and at Home with the Lord

1 For we know that if our earthly house, the tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made by hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For indeed, in this [house] we groan, [because we]a desire to put on our dwelling from heaven, 3 if indeed, even [after we]b have taken [it] off,c we will not be found naked. 4 For indeed we who are in this tent groan, being burdened {for this reason, that}d we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has prepared us for this very [thing] [is] God, who has given us the down payment, the Spirit. 6 Therefore, [although we are]e always confident and know that [while we]f are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord-- 7 for we live by faith, not by sight-- 8 so we are confident and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9 Therefore indeed we have as our ambition, whether at home [in the body] or absent [from the body], to be acceptable to him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, in order that each one may receive back the [things] through the body according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

Controlled by the Love of Christ

11 Therefore, [because we]g know the fear of the Lord, we are attempting to persuade people, but we are revealed to God, and I hope to be revealed in your consciences.
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