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2 Corinthians 5:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For indeed in this [house] we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our house which is from heaven:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which [is] from heaven;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And verily, in this, we sigh, earnestly desiring to clothe ourselves over, with our habitation which is of heaven,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for also in this we groan, with our dwelling that is from heaven earnestly desiring to clothe ourselves,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For in this also we groan, desiring to be clothed upon with our habitation that is from heaven.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For in this we grone earnestly, desiring to be clothed vpon with our house, which is from heauen.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For concerning this also we groan, and long to put on our house which is from heaven,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And on this account also, we groan, and wish to be clothed with our house from heaven:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
this 5129
{5129} Prime
τούτῳ
touto
{too'-to}
Dative singular masculine or neuter of G3778; to (in, with or by) this (person or thing).
we x2532
(2532) Complement
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
groan, 4727
{4727} Prime
στενάζω
stenazo
{sten-ad'-zo}
From G4728; to make (intransitively be) in straits, that is, (by implication) to sigh, murmur, pray inaudibly.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
earnestly desiring 1971
{1971} Prime
ἐπιποθέω
epipotheo
{ep-ee-poth-eh'-o}
From G1909 and ποθέω [[potheo]] (to yearn); to dote upon, that is, intensely crave possession (lawfully or wrongfully).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
to be clothed upon 1902
{1902} Prime
ἐπενδύομαι
ependuomai
{ep-en-doo'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from G1909 and G1746; to invest upon oneself.
z5670
<5670> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 29
with our 2257
{2257} Prime
ἡμῶν
hemon
{hay-mone'}
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
house 3613
{3613} Prime
οἰκητήριον
oiketerion
{oy-kay-tay'-ree-on}
Neuter of a presumed derivative of G3611 (equivalent to G3612); a residence (literally or figuratively).
which 3588
{3588} Prime

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
is from 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
heaven: 3772
{3772} Prime
οὐρανός
ouranos
{oo-ran-os'}
Perhaps from the same as G3735 (through the idea of elevation); the sky; by extension heaven (as the abode of God); by implication happiness, power, eternity; specifically the Gospel (Christianity).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 5:2

_ _ For in thisGreek, “For also in this”; “herein” (2 Corinthians 8:10). Alford takes it, “in this” tabernacle. 2 Corinthians 5:4, which seems parallel, favors this. But the parallelism is sufficiently exact by making “in this we groan” refer generally to what was just said (2 Corinthians 5:1), namely, that we cannot obtain our “house in the heavens” except our “earthly tabernacle” be first dissolved by death.

_ _ we groan — (Romans 8:23) under the body’s weaknesses now and liability to death.

_ _ earnestly desiring to be clothed upon — translate, “earnestly longing to have ourselves clothed upon,” etc., namely, by being found alive at Christ’s coming, and so to escape dissolution by death (2 Corinthians 5:1, 2 Corinthians 5:4), and to have our heavenly body put on over the earthly. The groans of the saints prove the existence of the longing desire for the heavenly glory, a desire which cannot be planted by God within us in vain, as doomed to disappointment.

_ _ our house — different Greek from that in 2 Corinthians 5:1; translate, “our habitation,” “our domicile”; it has a more distinct reference to the inhabitant than the general term “house” (2 Corinthians 5:1) [Bengel].

_ _ from heaven — This domicile is “from heaven” in its origin, and is to be brought to us by the Lord at His coming again “from heaven” (1 Thessalonians 4:16). Therefore this “habitation” or “domicile” is not heaven itself.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 5:2

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be (a) clothed upon with our house which is from (b) heaven:

(a) He calls the glory of immortality, which we will be as it were clothed with, a garment.

(b) Heavenly, not that the substance of it is heavenly, but rather the glory of it.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
we:

2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Romans 8:23 And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body.
1 Peter 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: ... That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

earnestly:

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

clothed:

2 Corinthians 5:3-4 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. ... For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
1 Corinthians 15:53-54 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. ... So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
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