New Living Translation
We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.
King James Bible
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
Darby Bible Translation
For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which is from heaven;
World English Bible
For most certainly in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven;
Young's Literal Translation
for also in this we groan, with our dwelling that is from heaven earnestly desiring to clothe ourselves,
2 Corinthians 5:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Entreaties of God
'Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech ... by us: we pray ... in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.'--2 COR. v. 20. These are wonderful and bold words, not so much because of what they claim for the servants as because of what they reveal of the Lord. That thought, 'as though God did beseech,' seems to me to be the one deserving of our attention now, far rather than any inferences which may be drawn from the words as to the relation of preachers of the Gospel to …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
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The Sacrifice of Christ.
And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.
1 Corinthians 15:51
But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed!
1 Corinthians 15:53
For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
2 Corinthians 5:3
For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.
2 Corinthians 5:4
While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it's not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life.
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