Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Holman Bible

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

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

we are [as I was saying] of good courage and confident hope, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to 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.

John Wesley New Testament

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

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 And we are confident, and are pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be at home near the Lord. 9 Therefore also we aspire, whether at home or away from home, to be well-pleasing to him.



Cross References

Psalm 16:11

Thou {made known to (LXX/NT)} me the path of life. {Thou will fill me of joy with thy countenance (LXX/NT)}.

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy form.

Psalm 73:23-26

Nevertheless I am continually with thee. Thou have held my right hand.

Matthew 25:21

And his lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman. Thou were faithful over a few things, I will appoint thee over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 25:23

His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman. Thou were faithful over a few things, I will appoint thee over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Luke 2:29

Now dismiss thy bondman in peace, Master, according to thy word,

John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will take you along to myself, so that where I am, ye may be also.

John 17:24

Father, whom thou gave to me, I desire that where I am, they also may be with me, so that they may see my glory that thou have given me, because thou loved me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 21:13

And Paul answered, What are ye doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I fare ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:6

Therefore always being confident, and knowing that while at home in the body we are absent from the Lord,

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore also we aspire, whether at home or away from home, to be well-pleasing to him.

2 Corinthians 12:2-3

I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago (whether in body, I know not, or whether outside the body, I know not, God knows) such a man was caught up as far as the third heaven.

Philippians 1:20-24

according to my eager expectation and hope that I will be shamed in nothing. But with all boldness, now as always, Christ will also be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

then we who are alive, who remain, will be caught up simultaneously with them in clouds to the Lord's gathering in the air. And so we will always be with 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 putting off of my tent is imminent, even as also our Lord Jesus Christ indicated to me.

2 Peter 3:11-12

Therefore, all these things being disintegrated, what kind ought ye to be in holy actions and pieties,

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet made known what we will be. But we know that whenever he is made known we will be like him, because we will see him as he is.

Revelation 7:14-17

And I said to him, My lord, thou know. And he said to me, These are those coming out of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 22:3

And there will be no curse there. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his bondmen will serve him.

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