2 Corinthians 5:1-8 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Living by Faith, Not by Sight
5 For we know that if our earthly house, the tent we live in,[a] is dismantled,[b] we have a building from God, a house not built by human hands, that is eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this earthly house[c] we groan, because we desire to put on[d] our heavenly dwelling, 3 if indeed, after we have put on[e] our heavenly house,[f] we will not be found naked. 4 For we groan while we are in this tent,[g] since we are weighed down,[h] because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose[i] is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.[j] 6 Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth[k] we are absent from the Lord— 7 for we live[l] by faith, not by sight. 8 Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away[m] from the body and at home with the Lord.