2 Corinthians 5:5

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.

2 Corinthians 5:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
ESV
5 He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
NLT
5 God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
MSG
5 The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what's ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we'll never settle for less.
CSB
5 And the One who prepared us for this very thing is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.

2 Corinthians 5:5 In-Context

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.
6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.
7 For we live by faith, not by sight.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Romans 8:23; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13,14
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