2 Corinthians 5:2
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English Standard Version
For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,

King James Bible
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon 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.

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--

2 Corinthians 5:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

In this

Tabernacle. As if pointing to his own body. See on 1 Corinthians 15:54.

Earnestly desiring (ἐπιποθοῦντες)

The participle has an explanatory force, as Acts 27:7, "because the wind did not suffer us." We groan because we long. Rev., longing. The compounded preposition ἐπί does not mark the intensity of the desire, but its direction.

To be clothed upon (ἐπενδύσασθαι)

Only here and 2 Corinthians 5:4. Compare ἐπενδύτης fisher's coat, John 21:7 (see note). Lit., to put on over. The metaphor changes from building to clothing, a natural transformation in the mind of Paul, to whom the hail-cloth woven for tents would suggest a vesture.

House (οἰκητήριον)

Not οἰκία house, as 2 Corinthians 5:1. This word regards the house with special reference to its inhabitant. The figure links itself with building, 2 Corinthians 5:1, as contrasted with the unstable tent.

From heaven (ἐξ οὐρανοῦ)

As from God, 2 Corinthians 5:1.

2 Corinthians 5:2 Parallel Commentaries

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we.

2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed on...

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 of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves...

1 Peter 1:6,7 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations...

earnestly.

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

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 put on immortality...

Cross References
Romans 8:23
And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

1 Corinthians 15:51
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

1 Corinthians 15:53
For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.

2 Corinthians 5:3
if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.

2 Corinthians 5:4
For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened--not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

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