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“If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.”

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2 Corinthians 5:3 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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If εἴγε If indeed, seeing that, unless, (with negative) otherwise If
so be that καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words so be that
being clothed ἐνδυσάμενοι To invest with clothing (literally or figuratively) being clothed
we shall be εὑρεθησόμεθα To find (literally or figuratively) we shall be
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
found εὑρεθησόμεθα To find (literally or figuratively) found
naked. γυμνοὶ Nude (absolute or relative, literal or figurative) naked

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  • 1  For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

  • 2  For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

  • 3  If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

  • 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.

  • 5  Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.


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