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.

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