2 Corinthians 5:5

“Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now he þt hath wrought vs for the selfe same thing, is God, who also hath giuen vnto vs the earnest of the spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now he who has made us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a witness of what is to come.
- Basic English Bible

Now he that has wrought us for this very thing [is] God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
- Darby Bible

Now he that hath wrought us for this same thing is God, who also hath given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

And He who formed us with this very end in view is God, who has given us His Spirit as a pledge and foretaste of that bliss.
- Weymouth Bible

Now he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.
- World English Bible

But who is it that makith vs in to this same thing? God, that yaf to vs the ernes of the spirit.
- Wycliffe Bible

And He who did work us to this self-same thing [is] God, who also did give to us the earnest of the Spirit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:5


5:5 Now he that hath wrought us to this very thing - This longing for immortality. Is God - For none but God, none less than the Almighty, could have wrought this in us.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:5


2Co 5:5 He that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing. God gave us this longing for immortality. God not only gave it, but the earnest of the spirit, a sure proof of the fulfillment of all that he has promised.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Alex
    If any Man be in Christ He is a NEW CREATURE .Old things has passed away and behold all things are become new,This answers to the new earth and new heavens which is our new innerman and new spirit. Its christ in us,we will have the mind of christ thus everything carnal is passed away.meaning the old man, old earth, that new creature is the h.g. the promise seed. His seed and name will remain IN US
  • Angeyo sylvia
    Comment*When we walk in the spirit as he is spirit his nature is made manifest in us because we were regenerated from being in the hm by his precious child and the old nature was taken away that is we have to crucify five things daily on the cross,
    the world,
    the devil,
    sins and transpases,
    flesh and
    law
    God will nt do for us we to do it ourselves in jesus name


  • Foxyrock
    CHRIST ALONE take us home
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths: For we walk by faith, not by sight. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin
  • Doris Monroe
    I think that 2 Corinthians is telling us that we need to work for God all the time and to work as we are working for Him on our jobs and at home. And that we will be Judge for what we do and what we don't do.
  • Ray321
    Daniel 5:16 And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

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