Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So whether we are at home or away from home, our goal is 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.

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

Images 2 Corinthians 5:9

Context Readings

Absent From The Body And At Home With The Lord

8 We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord. 9 So whether we are at home or away from home, our goal is to be pleasing to him. 10 For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of the Messiah, so that each of us may receive what he deserves for what he has done in his body, whether good or worthless.



Cross References

Genesis 4:7

If you do what is appropriate, you'll be accepted, won't you? But if you don't do what is appropriate, sin is crouching near your doorway, turning toward you. Now as for you, will you take dominion over it?"

Isaiah 56:7

these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will rise up to be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for everyone."

John 6:27

Do not work for food that perishes but for food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him."

Acts 10:35

Indeed, whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him in any nation.

Romans 14:8

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

Romans 14:18

For the person who serves the Messiah in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.

Romans 15:20

My one ambition is to proclaim the gospel where the name of the Messiah is not known, so I don't build on someone else's foundation.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

That is the way I run, with a clear goal in mind. That is the way I fight, not like someone shadow boxing.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, unmovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that the work that you do for the Lord isn't wasted.

2 Corinthians 5:6

Therefore, we are always confident, and we know that as long as we are at home in this body we are away from the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:8

We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord.

Ephesians 1:6

so that we would praise his glorious grace that he gave us in the Beloved One.

Colossians 1:10

so that you might live in a manner worthy of the Lord and be fully pleasing to him as you bear fruit while doing all kinds of good things and growing in the full knowledge of God.

Colossians 1:29

I work hard and struggle to do this, using the energy that he powerfully provides in me.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Now then, brothers, you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, as in fact you are doing. We ask and encourage you in the Lord to do so even more.

1 Thessalonians 4:11

Also, make it your goal to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you,

1 Timothy 4:10

To this end we work hard and struggle, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, that is, of those who believe.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one may fail by following their example of disobedience.

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and worship God in reverence and fear in a way that pleases him.

2 Peter 1:10-11

So then, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election certain, for if you keep on doing this you will never fail.

2 Peter 3:14

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to have the Lord find you at peace and without spot or fault.

Jump To Previous

Jump To Next

Word Concordance

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain