Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him.



Cross References

Psalm 16:11

Thou wilt make known to me the path of life: thy countenance is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 17:15

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

Psalm 73:23-26

Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden my right hand;

Matthew 25:21

His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman, thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 25:23

His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman, thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Luke 2:29

Lord, now thou lettest thy bondman go, according to thy word, in peace;

John 14:3

and if I go and shall prepare you a place, I am coming again and shall receive you to myself, that where I am ye also may be.

John 17:24

Father, as to those whom thou hast given me, I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me, for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 21:13

But Paul answered, What do ye, weeping and breaking my heart? for I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:6

Therefore we are always confident, and know that while present in the body we are absent from the Lord,

2 Corinthians 5:9

Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him.

2 Corinthians 12:2-3

I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago, (whether in the body I know not, or out of the body I know not, God knows;) such a one caught up to the third heaven.

Philippians 1:20-24

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but in all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my body whether by life or by death.

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

then we, the living who remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and thus we shall be always with the Lord.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have combated the good combat, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Peter 1:14-15

knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle is speedily to take place, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has manifested to me;

2 Peter 3:11-12

All these things then being to be dissolved, what ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness,

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now are we children of God, and what we shall be has not yet been manifested; we know that if it is manifested we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Revelation 7:14-17

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

Revelation 22:3

And no curse shall be any more; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him,

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