We that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened.
Lord, all my desire [is] before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. . . . My iniquities have gone over my head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.–O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only [they], but ourselves . . ., who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, . . . groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [that is], the redemption of our body. –Now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through various temptations.
Shortly I must put off [this] my tabernacle.–For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
2Co 5:4 Ps 38:9,4 Ro 7:24 8:22,23 1Pe 1:6 2Pe 1:14 1Co 15:53,54