4 For indeed we who are in the tabernacle groan, being burdened; while yet we do not wish to be unclothed, but clothed, that [what is] mortal may be swallowed up by life.
5 Now he that has wrought us for this very thing [is] God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
6 Therefore [we are] always confident, and know that while present in the body we are absent from the Lord,
7 (for we walk by faith, not by sight;)
8 we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.