2 Corinthians 5:1-11 LEB

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.

References for 2 Corinthians 5:1

      2 For indeed, in this [house] we groan, [because we]a desire to put on our dwelling from heaven,

      References for 2 Corinthians 5:2

        •  5:2 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("desire") which is understood as causal
          3 if indeed, even [after we]b have taken [it] off,c we will not be found naked.

          References for 2 Corinthians 5:3

            • ‚ 5:3 - *Here "[after]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("have taken off") which is understood as temporal
            • ƒ 5:3 - A number of important early manuscripts read "have put [it] on" here
              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.

              References for 2 Corinthians 5:4

                • „ 5:4 - Literally "in that"
                  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--

                  References for 2 Corinthians 5:6

                    • … 5:6 - *Here "[although]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("confident") which is understood as concessive
                    • † 5:6 - *Here "[while]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("are at home") which is understood as temporal
                      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.

                      References for 2 Corinthians 5:11

                        • ‡ 5:11 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("know") which is understood as causal