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

  • William
    sis Irene, I am with you because I only utilize the KJV. However, let us not be so dogmatic about any bible translation. Kjv is very reliable, but there are other reliable ones also. All that matters is a changed life in Christ.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 20 - being an ambassador for Christ (God) entails taking ONLY the Word of God to souls - with no 'outside' writings added. His Word, the KJV Bible, is all He has given us.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 18-19; through His death Jesus provided reconciliation for both Jew and Gentile. When the Jews and Gentile are reconciled to God, they will be reconciled to one another. What peace treaties and piece conferences cannot do - the blood of Jesus can.
  • Marshalyn
    indeed.this is life be like..living with faith in God through our Lord Jesus
  • Lilian
    We will walk by Faith and Not by Sight. Jesus was given to us from our Father in Heaven with his Words . We have to believe that Jesus is the Son of the Living God who came in flesh. His words are given to us not to figure out but to BELIEVE IN HIS WORDS AND OBEY THEM . Thru God's words we might be made the righteousness thru Jesus Amen
  • Librarygal143
    I have faith, God. Hallelujah, thank you Jesus.

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