2 Corinthians 5:2
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New International Version
Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,

New Living Translation
We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.

English Standard Version
For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,

Berean Study Bible
For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed, in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling which is from heaven,

New American Standard Bible
For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven,

King James Bible
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, we groan in this body, desiring to put on our dwelling from heaven,

International Standard Version
For in this one we sigh, since we long to put on our heavenly dwelling.

NET Bible
For in this earthly house we groan, because we desire to put on our heavenly dwelling,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For concerning this also we are made to groan, and we long to wear our house that is from Heaven,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In our present tent-like existence we sigh, since we long to put on the house we will have in heaven.

New American Standard 1977
For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven,

King James 2000 Bible
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

American King James Version
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed on with our house which is from heaven:

American Standard Version
For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in this also we groan, desiring to be clothed upon with our habitation that is from heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which [is] from heaven;

English Revised Version
For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven:

Webster's Bible Translation
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our house which is from heaven:

Weymouth New Testament
For in this one we sigh, because we long to put on over it our dwelling which comes from Heaven--

World English Bible
For most certainly in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven;

Young's Literal Translation
for also in this we groan, with our dwelling that is from heaven earnestly desiring to clothe ourselves,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-8 The believer not only is well assured by faith that there is another and a happy life after this is ended, but he has good hope, through grace, of heaven as a dwelling-place, a resting-place, a hiding-place. In our Father's house there are many mansions, whose Builder and Maker is God. The happiness of the future state is what God has prepared for those that love him: everlasting habitations, not like the earthly tabernacles, the poor cottages of clay, in which our souls now dwell; that are mouldering and decaying, whose foundations are in the dust. The body of flesh is a heavy burden, the calamities of life are a heavy load. But believers groan, being burdened with a body of sin, and because of the many corruptions remaining and raging within them. Death will strip us of the clothing of flesh, and all the comforts of life, as well as end all our troubles here below. But believing souls shall be clothed with garments of praise, with robes of righteousness and glory. The present graces and comforts of the Spirit are earnests of everlasting grace and comfort. And though God is with us here, by his Spirit, and in his ordinances, yet we are not with him as we hope to be. Faith is for this world, and sight is for the other world. It is our duty, and it will be our interest, to walk by faith, till we live by sight. This shows clearly the happiness to be enjoyed by the souls of believers when absent from the body, and where Jesus makes known his glorious presence. We are related to the body and to the Lord; each claims a part in us. But how much more powerfully the Lord pleads for having the soul of the believer closely united with himself! Thou art one of the souls I have loved and chosen; one of those given to me. What is death, as an object of fear, compared with being absent from the Lord!
Study Bible
Our Eternal Dwelling
1Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is dismantled, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, 3because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.…
Cross References
Romans 8:23
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

1 Corinthians 15:51
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed--

1 Corinthians 15:53
For the perishable must be clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

2 Corinthians 5:3
because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.

2 Corinthians 5:4
So while we are in this tent, we groan under our burdens, because we do not wish to be unclothed but clothed, so that our mortality may be swallowed up by life.
Treasury of Scripture

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed on with our house which is from heaven:

we.

2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not …

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits …

1 Peter 1:6,7 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, …

earnestly.

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and …

clothed.

2 Corinthians 5:3,4 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked…

1 Corinthians 15:53,54 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must …

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