2 Corinthians 5:5
New International Version
Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

New Living Translation
God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.

English Standard Version
He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

Berean Study Bible
And God has prepared us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a pledge of what is to come.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the One having prepared us for this very purpose is God, having given to us the pledge of the Spirit,

New American Standard Bible
Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.

King James Bible
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

Christian Standard Bible
Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.

Contemporary English Version
God is the one who makes all this possible. He has given us his Spirit to make us certain he will do it.

Good News Translation
God is the one who has prepared us for this change, and he gave us his Spirit as the guarantee of all that he has in store for us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the One who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.

International Standard Version
God has prepared us for this and has given us his Spirit as a guarantee.

NET Bible
Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.

New Heart English Bible
Now he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he who prepares us for this is God; he it is who gives us the down payment of his Spirit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God has prepared us for this and has given us his Spirit to guarantee it.

New American Standard 1977
Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now he that has made us for this same thing is God, who has likewise given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
Now he that has made us for the same thing is God, who also has given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

American King James Version
Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

American Standard Version
Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now he that maketh us for this very thing, is God, who hath given us the pledge of the Spirit.

Darby Bible Translation
Now he that has wrought us for this very thing [is] God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

English Revised Version
Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now he that hath wrought us for this same thing is God, who also hath given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
And He who formed us with this very end in view is God, who has given us His Spirit as a pledge and foretaste of that bliss.

World English Bible
Now he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
And He who did work us to this self-same thing is God, who also did give to us the earnest of the Spirit;
Study Bible
Our Eternal Dwelling
4So 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. 5And God has prepared us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a pledge of what is to come. 6Therefore we are always confident, although we know that while we are at home in the body, we are away from the Lord.…
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.

2 Corinthians 1:22
placed His seal on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a pledge of what is to come.

Treasury of Scripture

Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

wrought.

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Isaiah 29:23
But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

Isaiah 60:21
Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

the earnest.

2 Corinthians 1:22
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Numbers 13:23-27
And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs…

Romans 8:23
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.







Lexicon
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

God
Θεός (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

has prepared
κατεργασάμενος (katergasamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2716: From kata and ergazomai; to work fully, i.e. Accomplish; by implication, to finish, fashion.

us
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

this
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

very [purpose]
αὐτὸ (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[and] has given
δοὺς (dous)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

us
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Spirit
Πνεύματος (Pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

as a pledge of what is to come.
ἀρραβῶνα (arrabōna)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 728: Of Hebrew origin; a pledge, i.e. Part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest.
(5) He that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing.--Better, he that wrought us for this very thing. The "very thing" is the consummation, by whatever stages it may be reached, in which mortality is swallowed up of life. The whole work of God in the past--redemption, the new birth, the gifts and graces of the Spirit--was looking to this as its result. He had given the "earnest of the Spirit" (see Note on 2Corinthians 1:22) as a pledge of the future victory of the higher life over the lower. Every gift of spiritual energy not dependent upon the material organism was an assurance that that organism was an impediment to the free action of the Spirit, which would one day be overcome. Our eyes, to take a striking instance, are limits, as well as instruments, to the spirit's powers of perception.

Verse 5. - He who hath wrought us for the selfsame thing. God prepared and perfected us for this very result, namely, to put on the robe of immortality. The earnest (see 2 Corinthians 1:22) The quickening life imparted by the Spirit of life is a pledge and part payment of the incorruptible eternal life. The Spirit is "the Earnest of our inheritance" (Ephesians 1:14; Ephesians 4:30). 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!
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