2 Corinthians 5:2

“For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For in this we grone earnestly, desiring to be clothed vpō with our house, which is from heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For indeed in this {house} we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in this we are crying in weariness, greatly desiring to be clothed with our house from heaven:
- Basic English Bible

For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which [is] from heaven;
- Darby Bible

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our house which is from heaven:
- Webster's Bible

For in this one we sigh, because we long to put on over it our dwelling which comes from Heaven--
- Weymouth Bible

For most certainly in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven;
- World English Bible

For whi in this thing we mornen, coueitynge to be clothid aboue with oure dwellyng, which is of heuene; if netheles we ben foundun clothid,
- Wycliffe Bible

for also in this we groan, with our dwelling that is from heaven earnestly desiring to clothe ourselves,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:2


5:2 Desiring to be clothed upon - This body, which is now covered with flesh and blood, with the glorious house which is from heaven. Instead of flesh and blood, which cannot enter heaven, the rising body will be clothed or covered with what is analogous thereto, but incorruptible and immortal. Macarius speaks largely of this.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:2


2Co 5:2 For in this we groan. While in this fragile, suffering earthly body, Paul longed for the deliverance from it and "for the house not made with hands" (2Co 5:1), the spiritual body. Desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. The thought is that when the spirit leaves the mortal clay, it lays off an old and worn-out clothing, and is to be clothed with, or invested in, its divine clothing.

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