2 Corinthians 5:7
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New International Version
For we live by faith, not by sight.

New Living Translation
For we live by believing and not by seeing.

English Standard Version
for we walk by faith, not by sight.

New American Standard Bible
for we walk by faith, not by sight--

King James Bible
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we walk by faith, not by sight,

International Standard Version
For we live by faith, not by sight.

NET Bible
for we live by faith, not by sight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is by faith that we walk and not by sight.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(for we walk by faith, not by sight).

King James 2000 Bible
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

American King James Version
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

American Standard Version
(for we walk by faith, not by sight);

Douay-Rheims Bible
(For we walk by faith, and not by sight.)

Darby Bible Translation
(for we walk by faith, not by sight;)

English Revised Version
(for we walk by faith, not by sight);

Webster's Bible Translation
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Weymouth New Testament
for we are living a life of faith, and not one of sight.

World English Bible
for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Young's Literal Translation
for through faith we walk, not through sight --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - For we walk by faith (2 Corinthians 4:18; Hebrews 11:1; Romans 8:25). Not by sight; rather, not by appearance; not by anything actually seen. We do not yet see "face to face" (1 Corinthians 13:12), but are guided by things which "eye hath not seen."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For we walk by faith, and not by sight. Faith is a grace which answers many useful purposes; it is the eye of the soul, by which it looks to Christ for righteousness, peace, pardon, life, and salvation; the hand by which it receives him, and the foot by which it goes to him, and walks in him as it has received him; which denotes not a single act of faith, but a continued course of believing; and is expressive, not of a weak, but of a strong steady faith of glory and happiness, and of interest in it: and it is opposed to "sight": by which is meant, not sensible communion, but the celestial vision: there is something of sight in faith; that is a seeing of the Son; and it is an evidence of things not seen, of the invisible glories of the other world; faith looks at, and has a glimpse of things not seen, which are eternal; but it is but seeing as through a glass darkly; it is not that full sight, face to face, which will be had hereafter, when faith is turned into vision.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. we walk—in our Christian course here on earth.

not by sight—Greek, "not by appearance." Our life is governed by faith in our immortal hope; not by the outward specious appearance of present things [Tittmann, Greek Synonyms of the New Testament]. Compare "apparently," the Septuagint, "by appearance," Nu 12:8. Wahl supports English Version. 2Co 4:18 also confirms it (compare Ro 8:24; 1Co 13:12, 13). God has appointed in this life faith for our great duty, and in the next, vision for our reward [South] (1Pe 1:8).

2 Corinthians 5:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Our Eternal Dwelling
6Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord-- 7for we walk by faith, not by sight-- 8we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.…
Cross References
Romans 8:24
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Treasury of Scripture

(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of …

2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things …

Deuteronomy 12:9 For you are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which …

Romans 8:24,25 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for …

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now …

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ …

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul …

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for …

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

1 Peter 5:9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions …

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