Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament2 Corinthians 5:4
- Not for that we would be unclothed (ep' wi ou telomen ekdusastai).
- Rather, "For that (ep' wi) we do not wish to put off the clothing, but to put it on" (all' ependusastai). The transposition of the negative ou weakens the sense. Paul does not wish to be a mere disembodied spirit without his spiritual garment.
- That what is mortal may be swallowed up of life (ina katapothi to tnhton upo thv zwhv).
- "Only what is mortal perishes; the personality, consisting of soul and body, survives," (Plummer). See on 1:22 for "the earnest of the spirit."