2 Corinthians 5:8



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

King James Version

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

International Standard Version

We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord.

A Conservative Version

And we are confident, and are pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be at home near the Lord.

American Standard Version

we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

Amplified

[Yes] we have confident and hopeful courage and are pleased rather to be away from home out of the body and be at home with the Lord.

An Understandable Version

We are encouraged, I say, and would rather be away from our body and at home with the Lord.

Anderson New Testament

we are confident, indeed, and would be pleased rather to depart from the body, and to dwell with the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

We are without fear, desiring to be free from the body, and to be with the Lord.

Common New Testament

We are confident, I say, and would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Daniel Mace New Testament

) in this assurance, I say, I think it best to be quit of this body, and be present with the Lord.

Darby Translation

we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.

Godbey New Testament

but we are confident and delighted rather to be absent from the body, and present with the Lord.

Holman Bible

yet we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord.

John Wesley New Testament

We behave undauntedly, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and present with the Lord.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Julia Smith Translation

And we are confident, and are contented rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home in the Lord.

King James 2000

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Lexham Expanded Bible

so we are confident and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

Modern King James verseion

then we are confident and we are pleased rather to go away from home out of the body, and to come home to the Lord.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless we are of good comfort, and had rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Moffatt New Testament

and in this confidence I would fain get away from the body and reside with the Lord.

Montgomery New Testament

So I have good courage, and am well pleased rather, to be in banishment from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

NET Bible

Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

We are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

New simplified Bible

We are of good courage, I say, and are willing to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

Noyes New Testament

and are well pleased rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

The Emphasized Bible

We have good courage, however, and are well pleased - rather to be away from home, out of the body, and to come home, unto the Lord.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

We are confident indeed, and with pleasure expect to go out from the body, and to dwell within with the Lord:

Twentieth Century New Testament

And in this confidence we would gladly leave our home in the body, and make our home with the Lord.

Webster

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament

So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.

Williams New Testament

and yet I am cheerful and confident, but really I prefer to be away from home in the body and to be at home with the Lord.

World English Bible

We are courageous, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

Worrell New Testament

we are of good courage, I say, and are well pleased to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

Worsley New Testament

and well-pleased rather to be absent from the body, and to dwell with the Lord.

Youngs Literal Translation

we have courage, and are well pleased rather to be away from the home of the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
θαῤῥέω 
Tharrheo 
Usage: 6

I say, and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

εὐδοκέω 
Eudokeo 
Usage: 20

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more , rather , the more , better ,
Usage: 66

to be absent
ἐκδημέω 
Ekdemeo 
be absent
Usage: 3

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 709

the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

to be present
ἐνδημέω 
Endemeo 
be at home , be present , present
Usage: 3

with
πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 5:8

Context Readings

Absent From The Body And At Home With The Lord

7 for we walk by faith, not by sight-- 8 we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.



Cross References

Psalm 16:11

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.

Psalm 73:23-26

Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand.

Matthew 25:21

"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'

Matthew 25:23

"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'

Luke 2:29

"Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;

John 14:3

"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

John 17:24

"Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 21:13

Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

2 Corinthians 5:6

Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord--

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.

2 Corinthians 12:2-3

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a man was caught up to the third heaven.

Philippians 1:20-24

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

2 Peter 1:14-15

knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.

2 Peter 3:11-12

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.

Revelation 7:14-17

I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 22:3

There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;



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