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 5:1

  • Is this referring to someone going out or is this meaning with Christ when we going through a life or death moment that s assurance that we will be ok
  • Ephraim for verse 1
    In interesting and true how the body is the housing for the spirit butnals how we as people of God have too rebuild and repair are spiritual house in rebuild as the storms of life can beat down on it dameing it as stated in Luke 6:46-48 but the key is the foundation its built on Issues is the true foundation one we rebuild are house becomes the Temple and we move out are old house in to a glorious house
  • Lindiwe Mndi for verse 1
    This scripture tells me that I'm not of this world, and therefore I must always be connected to the heavens, my home, always asking God the purpose he brought me here for and do as such.
  • Othereo for verse 1
    It is comforting to know that when when these earthly bodies dissolve, we have another eternal body waiting for us in heaven free of the ailments that plagued our earthly body.
  • Peter M for verse 1
    I find this one of the most reassuring pieces of scripture written; I know that my redeemer liveth and consequently so shall I
  • Carolyn for verse 1
    It is encouraging to know that as we live in these bodies that after this life God has reserved a body for us in heaven if we live according to his word.

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