17 For momentary, alight affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
18 while we alook not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
The Temporal and Eternal
1 For we know that if 1the aearthly btent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house cnot made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For indeed in this house we agroan, longing to be bclothed with our dwelling from heaven,
3 inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked.
4 For indeed while we are in this tent, we agroan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be bclothed, so that what is cmortal will be swallowed up by life.
5 Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who agave to us the Spirit as a 1pledge.