Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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] or away from home [and with Him], it is our [constant] ambition 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.

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

Images 2 Corinthians 5:9

Context Readings

Absent From The Body And At Home With The Lord

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. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of the Christ, so that each man may receive back about the things that he did through the body, whether good or bad.



Cross References

Genesis 4:7

If thou do well, shall thou not be accepted? And if thou do not well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire shall be for thee, and thou shall rule over it.

Isaiah 56:7

even them I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

John 6:27

Work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for God the Father put a seal on this man.

Acts 10:35

but in every nation, he who fears him, and works righteousness, is acceptable to him.

Romans 14:8

For both if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. Both if we live and if we die, therefore, we are the Lord's.

Romans 14:18

For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Romans 15:20

And thus having aspired to proclaim the good-news not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build upon a foundation belonging to another man,

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

I therefore run this way, not as aimlessly. I fight this way, not as flaying air.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, become ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not empty in Lord.

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 5:8

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

Ephesians 1:6

for appreciation of the glory of his grace, by which he blessed us in him who is beloved.

Colossians 1:10

For you to walk worthily of the Lord for every desire to please, bearing fruit in every good work, and growing in the knowledge of God,

Colossians 1:29

For which also I labor, striving according to his working, which works in me with power.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally therefore, brothers, we ask you, and summon in Lord Jesus, that just as ye received from us how ye ought to walk and to please God, that ye may abound more.

1 Thessalonians 4:11

and to aspire to live quietly, and to do your own things, and to work with your own hands, just as we commanded you,

1 Timothy 4:10

For we both labor and are reproached for this, because we have hoped in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of the faithful.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore be diligent to enter into that rest, so that not any man may fall by the same example of disobedience.

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, receiving an immovable kingdom, we may have grace, through which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and awe.

2 Peter 1:10-11

Therefore, brothers, instead be diligent to make your calling and selection sure, for doing these things, ye would, no, not ever stumble.

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, beloved, anticipating these things, be diligent to be found by him in peace, without spot and blameless.

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