2 Corinthians 5:2

2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,

2 Corinthians 5:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
ESV
2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,
NLT
2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.
MSG
2 - and we'll never have to relocate our "tents" again. Sometimes we can hardly wait to move - and so we cry out in frustration. Compared to what's coming, living conditions around here seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack, and we're tired of it! We've been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, our resurrection bodies!
CSB
2 And, in fact, we groan in this one, longing to put on our house from heaven,

2 Corinthians 5:2 In-Context

1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,
3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 4; Romans 8:23
  • 2. ver 4; 1 Corinthians 15:53,54
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