2 Corinthians 5:1

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For we know, that if our earthly house of this Tabernacle were dissolued, wee haue a building of God, an house not made with hand, eternall in the heauens.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we are conscious that if this our tent of flesh is taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house be destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
- Darby Bible

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
- Webster's Bible

For we know that if this poor tent, our earthly house, is taken down, we have in Heaven a building which God has provided, a house not built by human hands, but eternal.
- Weymouth Bible

For we know that if the earthly house of our tent is dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens.
- World English Bible

And we witen, that if oure ertheli hous of this dwellynge be dissoluyd, that we han a bildyng of God, an hous not maad bi hondis, euerlastynge in heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

For we have known that if our earthly house of the tabernacle may be thrown down, a building from God we have, an house not made with hands -- age-during -- in the heavens,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:1


5:1 Our earthly house - Which is only a tabernacle, or tent, not designed for a lasting habitation.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:1


2Co 5:1 The House Not Made with Hands SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 5: The Groaning for Deliverance. The Divine Cloth for the Soul Which Has Laid Aside Its Mortal. Tenement. Absent from the Body, but Present with the Lord. Appearing Before the Judgment Seat. Dying with Christ. New Creatures. The Ministry of Reconciliation. For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved. Paul has spoken of looking for the things that are unseen and eternal (2Co 4:18). He now describes the body as only a tent dwelling, a temporary abode, in which we are camping during a journey. If death should come and the body be dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. There is another dwelling for the redeemed, "the spiritual body" described in 1Co 15:44, a heavenly and eternal body. To the saint, death is the exchange of the earthly tent dwelling for this eternal spiritual body.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Mickey Frank
    Yes I would love this everday
  • BSP
    The ministry of reconciliation mentioned in verse 18 includes helping others to learn how to come into a better relationship with Jehovah God.
  • Lilian
    God is merciful we were loved because he first loves us. Our Father sent his SON JESUS CHRIST SO THAT WE ALL MUST HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. WE ARE REDEEMED AND PARDONED BY HIS BLOOD. Lets give thanks to the BLOOD OF JESUS AND WORSHIP HIM AND PRAISE HIM ONLY FOR HE IS WORTHY. THANK YOU FATHER FOR SENDING JESUS TO US. HE IS THE REASON WHY WE WERE PROVIDED OF EVERYTHING. JESUS IS MY LIFE MY SAVIOR AMN
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. We take communion in remembrance of His death. He paid the ultimate price for the sin of all mankind. We will be judged according to how we judge others. We are to look at ourselves to see if we are in right standing with God. Is our hearts right with Him? God loves us and gave His only begotten Son that we might be saved.
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. He died on the cross to pay the ultimate price for the sin of all mankind. That we may be reconciled back to the Father through Him. We are to take communion in remembrance of His death. We do this as believers in Christ Jesus.
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. We being born again of the Spirit, not flesh, are a new creation in Him. Old things have passed away. Behold all things become new. We are to take communion in remembrance of His death. We are all God's children. We die to our old ways and become new in Christ Jesus. We should look at ourselves before we judge someone else. We'll be judged the same.

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