New Living Translation
God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
King James Bible
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
Now he that has wrought us for this very thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
World English Bible
Now he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
And He who did work us to this self-same thing is God, who also did give to us the earnest of the Spirit;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
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)
The Patient Workman
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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.
2 Corinthians 1:22
and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.
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