Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

Holman Bible

Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.

International Standard Version

So whether we are at home or away from home, our goal is to be pleasing to him.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing unto him.

Amplified

Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth away from Him] or away from home [and with Him], we are constantly ambitious and strive earnestly to be pleasing to Him.

An Understandable Version

So, we are also eager to please God very much, whether we are at home [in our body] or away from it.

Anderson New Testament

For this reason we also endeavor, whether we remain in the body or depart from it, to be acceptable to him.

Bible in Basic English

For this reason we make it our purpose, in the body or away from it, to be well-pleasing to him.

Common New Testament

So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore I studiously endeavour, whether staying in it, or departing out of it, to be acceptable to him.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

Therefore we are truly ambitious, whether being present or absent, to be well pleasing unto him.

Goodspeed New Testament

So whether I am at home or away from it, it is my ambition to please him.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore we are ambitious, whether present, or absent, to be well-pleasing to him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore we also procure, whether present or absent, that we may please him.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore also let us seek the honour, whether being at home, whether being absent, to be pleasing to him.

King James 2000

Therefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore indeed we have as our ambition, whether at home [in the body] or absent [from the body], to be acceptable to him.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore we are also laboring to be well-pleasing to Him, whether at home or away from home.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, whether we be at home, or from home, we endeavor our selves to please him.

Moffatt New Testament

Hence also I am eager to satisfy him, whether in the body or away from it;

Montgomery New Testament

And for this reason I also make it home with the Lord.

NET Bible

So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please him.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing to him.

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore we also strive that, whether at home or absent, we may be approved by him.

Sawyer New Testament

Wherefore also we strive, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to him.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore also we are ambitious - whether at home, or away from home, to be, well-pleasing unto him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

wherefore also our ambition is, that whether dwelling in the body, or out of the body, we may be acceptable to him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore, whether in our home or absent from our home, our one ambition is to please him.

Webster

Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted by him.

Weymouth New Testament

And for this reason also we make it our ambition, whether at home or in exile, to please Him perfectly.

Williams New Testament

So whether I am at home or away from home, it is my constant ambition to please Him.

World English Bible

Therefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing to him.

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore, we also make it our aim??hether being at home or being from home??o be well-pleasing to Him.

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore we are also ambitious, whether dwelling in the body, or out of it, to be well-pleasing to Him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Wherefore also we are ambitious, whether at home or away from home, to be well pleasing to him,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

we labour
φιλοτιμέομαι 
Philotimeomai 
Usage: 3


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

εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

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

or
εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

ἐκδημέω 
Ekdemeo 
be absent
Usage: 3

we may be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

εὐάρεστος 
Euarestos 
Usage: 9

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 5:9

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Absent From The Body And At Home With The Lord

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. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.



Cross References

Genesis 4:7

"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it."

Isaiah 56:7

Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."

John 6:27

"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."

Acts 10:35

but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

Romans 14:8

for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

Romans 14:18

For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Romans 15:20

And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation;

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

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 5:8

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

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Colossians 1:10

so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Colossians 1:29

For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.

1 Thessalonians 4:11

and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

1 Timothy 4:10

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.

Hebrews 4:11

Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

2 Peter 1:10-11

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,

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