For we know that if our earthly house, this tabernacle, were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed about with our house which is from Heaven,
that, being so clothed, we shall not be found naked.
For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened, not because we would be unclothed, but clothed about, that mortality might be swallowed up by life.
Now He that hath wrought us for this selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the pledge of the Spirit.
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord;
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.