2 Corinthians 5:3

3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.

2 Corinthians 5:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
ESV
3 if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.
NLT
3 For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.
MSG
3
CSB
3 since, when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.

2 Corinthians 5:3 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 5:3

If so be that being clothed
This supposition is made with respect to the saints who shall be alive at Christ's second coming, who will not be stripped of their bodies, and so will "not be found naked", or disembodied, and shall have a glory at once put upon them, both soul and body; or these words are an inference from the saints' present clothing, to their future clothing, thus; "seeing we are clothed", have not only put on the new man, and are clothed and adorned with the graces of the Spirit, but are arrayed with the best robe, the wedding garment, the robe of Christ's righteousness,

we shall not be found naked;
but shall be clothed upon with the heavenly glory, as soon as we are dismissed from hence. Some read these words as a wish, "O that we were clothed, that we might not be found naked!" and so is expressive of one of the sighs, and groans, and earnest desires of the saints in their present situation after the glories of another world.

2 Corinthians 5:3 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.