Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 [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. 9 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. 10 For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing].



Cross References

Genesis 4:7

If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.

Isaiah 56:7

All these I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

John 6:27

Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.

Acts 10:35

But in every nation he who venerates and has a reverential fear for God, treating Him with worshipful obedience and living uprightly, is acceptable to Him and sure of being received and welcomed [by Him].

Romans 14:8

If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or we die, we belong to the Lord.

Romans 14:18

He who serves Christ in this way is acceptable and pleasing to God and is approved by men.

Romans 15:20

Thus my ambition has been to preach the Gospel, not where Christ's name has already been known, lest I build on another man's foundation;

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].

2 Corinthians 5:6

So then, we are always full of good and hopeful and confident courage; we know that while we are at home in the body, we are abroad from the home with the Lord [that is promised us].

2 Corinthians 5:8

[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.

Ephesians 1:6

[So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Colossians 1:10

That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].

Colossians 1:29

For this I labor [ unto weariness], striving with all the superhuman energy which He so mightily enkindles and works within me.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Furthermore, brethren, we beg and admonish you in [virtue of our union with] the Lord Jesus, that [you follow the instructions which] you learned from us about how you ought to walk so as to please and gratify God, as indeed you are doing, [and] that you do so even more and more abundantly [attaining yet greater perfection in living this life].

1 Thessalonians 4:11

To make it your ambition and definitely endeavor to live quietly and peacefully, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we charged you,

1 Timothy 4:10

With a view to this we toil and strive, [yes and] suffer reproach, because we have [fixed our] hope on the living God, Who is the Savior (Preserver, Maintainer, Deliverer) of all men, especially of those who believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to Him).

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].

Hebrews 12:28

Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm and stable and cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship, with modesty and pious care and godly fear and awe;

2 Peter 1:10-11

Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall.

2 Peter 3:14

So, beloved, since you are expecting these things, be eager to be found by Him [at His coming] without spot or blemish and at peace [in serene confidence, free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].

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