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2 Corinthians 5:1-5 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And we know, that if our earthly house of this dwelling be dissolved, that we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, everlasting in heavens.

For why in this thing we mourn, coveting to be clothed above with our dwelling, which is of heaven;

if nevertheless we be found clothed, and not naked.

For why we that be in this tabernacle, sorrow within, and be heavied [grieved], for that we will not be spoiled, but be clothed above; that that thing that is deadly, be swallowed up of life[a].

But who is it that maketh us into this same thing? God, that gave to us the earnest of the Spirit. [Forsooth he that maketh us into this same thing, is God, that gave to us the earnest of Spirit.]

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:4 for that we will not be despoiled, but clothed above; that that thing that is deadly, be sopped up of life

2 Corinthians 5:1-5 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

The reward for suffering trouble.

We know surely that if our earthly abode, the tabernacle we now dwell in, were destroyed, we have an abode prepared by God: a habitation not made with hands, but eternal in heaven. And for this we sigh, desiring to be clothed with our dwelling which is from heaven – if yet we be found clothed, and not naked. For as long as we are in this tabernacle, we sigh and are grieved. For we would not be unclothed, but would be clothed upon, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life.

He who has ordained us for this thing is God, the very same who has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

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2 Corinthians 5:1-5 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 He continueth in the same argument, 5 touching the certain hope of salvation 7 through faith, 12 not to praise himself, 14 seeing he hath God and his Church before his eyes, 17 and esteemeth nothing, but newness of life in Christ.

For [a]we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle be destroyed, we have a building given of God, that is, an house not made with hands, but eternal in the heavens.

For therefore we sigh, desiring to be [b]clothed with our house, which is from [c]heaven.

[d]Because that if we be clothed, we shall not be found naked.

For indeed we that are in this tabernacle, sigh and are burdened because we would not be unclothed, but would be clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

And he that hath [e]created us for this thing, is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:1 Taking occasion by the former comparison, he compareth this miserable body, as it is in this life, to a frail and brickle tabernacle, against which he setteth the heavenly Tabernacle, so terming that sure and everlasting condition of this same body glorified in heaven, insomuch, saith he, that we are not only not addicted to this tabernacle, but also do with sobs and sighs desire rather that tabernacle. And so this place also concerning the glory to come, is put within the treatise of the dignity of the ministry, as the other was, whereof we spake in the beginning of the second Chapter.
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:2 He calleth the glory of immortality, which we shall be as it were clothed with, a garment.
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:2 Heavenly, not that the substance of it is heavenly, but for the glory of it.
  4. 2 Corinthians 5:3 An exposition of the former saying: We do not without cause, desire to be clad with the heavenly house, that is, with that everlasting and immortal glory, as with a garment: for when we depart hence, we shall not remain naked, having once cast off the covering of this body, but we shall take our bodies again, which shall put on as it were another garment besides: and therefore we sigh not for the weariness of this life, but for the desire of a better life. Neither is this desire in vain, for we are made to that life, the pledge whereof we have, even the Spirit of adoption.
  5. 2 Corinthians 5:5 He meaneth that first creation, to give us to understand, that our bodies were made to this end, that they should be clothed with heavenly immortality.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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2 Corinthians 5:1-5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

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