For we know that if our earthly house of [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 with our house which is from heaven:
If so be that being 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, that mortality might be swallowed up in life.
Now he that hath wrought us for this same thing [is] God, who also hath given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, while 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.