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2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Our Future after Death

For we know that if our temporary, earthly dwelling[a] is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal dwelling[b] in the heavens, not made with hands. Indeed, we groan in this body, desiring to put on our dwelling from heaven, since, when we are clothed,[c] we will not be found naked. Indeed, we groan while we are in this tent, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life. And the One who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.

So, we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight, and we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord. Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the tribunal of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or worthless.


  1. 2 Corinthians 5:1 = our present physical body
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:1 = our future body
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:3 Other mss read stripped

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