1 For we know that if a our earthly 1 house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house b not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this c we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our 2 habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, d having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, e but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also f has given us the Spirit as 3 a guarantee.
6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For g we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, h well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 i For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, j that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.