Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:4-9

5:4 For we groan while we are in this tent, 1  since we are weighed down, 2  because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5:5 Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose 3  is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. 4  5:6 Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth 5  we are absent from the Lord 5:7 for we live 6  by faith, not by sight. 5:8 Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away 7  from the body and at home with the Lord. 5:9 So then whether we are alive 8  or away, we make it our ambition to please him. 9 
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