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

  • Wayne
    V. 15 is the hard verse for us. Not living unto ourselves but living our lives unto Christ, unto HIM.
  • Wil Campbell
    I'm a counseling psychologist and marriage and family therapist. 2 Cor 5:18 just helped me figure out my purpose!
  • Wayne
    Clarion, we don't know our length of days so don't delay. Take it to the Lord. Get it done. Love in Christ and much success.
  • Sabrina miller
    To be totally truthful and honest I am now just beginning to read the bible , I am a new beginner and every since I have started reading the bible my life has totally change . I am a new person because of God
    God love me unconditionally for me not what can do but what he can do through me ... God is love and I am learning to have God's love and focus on the positive.
  • Tonya franklin
    this really helps me a lot
  • Clarion
    Sanctification is the work of a lifetime.

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