16 Therefore we do not lose heart.(A) Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly(B) we are being renewed(C) day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.(D) 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen,(E) since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Awaiting the New Body

For we know that if the earthly(F) tent(G) we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan,(H) longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,(I) because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan(J) and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,(K) so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 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.(L)

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