if indeed, even after we[a] have taken it off,[b] we will not be found naked. For indeed we who are in this tent groan, being burdened for this reason, that[c] we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the down payment, the Spirit.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:3 Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“have taken off”) which is understood as temporal
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:3 A number of important early manuscripts read “have put it on” here
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:4 Literally “in that”

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