2 Corinthians 5:6
New International Version
Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.

New Living Translation
So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord.

English Standard Version
So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,

Berean Study Bible
Therefore we are always confident, although we know that while we are at home in the body, we are away from the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
always being confident, then, and knowing that, being at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord--

King James Bible
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

Christian Standard Bible
So we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
So always be cheerful! As long as we are in these bodies, we are away from the Lord.

Good News Translation
So we are always full of courage. We know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord's home.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So, we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.

International Standard Version
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.

NET Bible
Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth we are absent from the Lord--

New Heart English Bible
Therefore, we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because we know therefore and we are convinced that as long as we dwell in the body, we are absent from Our Lord;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So we are always confident. We know that as long as we are living in these bodies, we are living away from the Lord.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

American King James Version
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

American Standard Version
Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore having always confidence, knowing that, while we are in the body, we are absent from the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore [we are] always confident, and know that while present in the body we are absent from the Lord,

English Revised Version
Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

Weymouth New Testament
We have therefore a cheerful confidence. We know that while we are at home in the body we are banished from the Lord;

World English Bible
Therefore, we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord;

Young's Literal Translation
having courage, then, at all times, and knowing that being at home in the body, we are away from home from the Lord, --
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Our Eternal Dwelling
5And God has prepared us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a pledge of what is to come. 6Therefore we are always confident, although we know that while we are at home in the body, we are away from the Lord. 7For we walk by faith, not by sight.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Hebrews 11:13
All these people died in faith, without having received the things they were promised. However, they saw them and welcomed them from afar. And they acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

we are always.

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the …

Psalm 27:3,4 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: …

Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall …

Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning …

Isaiah 36:4 And Rabshakeh said to them, Say you now to Hezekiah, Thus said the …

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and …

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and …

whilst. See on ver.

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, …

1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were all our …

Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace …

Psalm 119:19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me.

Philippians 3:20,21 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the …

Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having …

Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.







Lexicon
Therefore
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

we are always confident,
Θαρροῦντες (Tharrountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2292: To be courageous, confident, of good cheer. Another form for tharseo; to exercise courage.

although
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

we know
εἰδότες (eidotes)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

while we are at home
ἐνδημοῦντες (endēmountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1736: To be at home, live in a place. From a compound of en and demos; to be in one's own country, i.e. Home.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

body,
σώματι (sōmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

we are away
ἐκδημοῦμεν (ekdēmoumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1553: To go abroad, be absent. From a compound of ek and demos; to emigrate, i.e. vacate or quit.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord.
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(6) Therefore we are always confident.--The Greek construction is participial: being therefore always confident; the sentence not being completed, but begun again with the same verb in 2Corinthians 5:8. The two verbs for being "at home" and "absent" are not found elsewhere in the New Testament. The latter conveys the special idea of being absent from a man's own home or country. The knowledge of the fact that follows is given as the ground of the Apostle's confidence. It makes him long for the change; not wishing for death, but content to accept it, as it will bring him nearer to his Lord.

Verse 6. - Therefore we are always confident; literally, being of good courage. The sentence in the Greek is unfinished (an anacoluthon), but is resumed after the parenthesis by the repetition, "we are of good courage." Always (2 Corinthians 4:8). We are at home in the body. The tent is pitched in the desert, and even the pillar of fire can only shine through its folds. Yet the tent may become brighter and brighter as life goes on.

"To me the thought of death is terrible,
Having such hold on life. To you it is not
More than a step into the open air
Out of a tent already luminous
With light which shines through its transparent folds."


(Longfellow.) Absent from the Lord (John 14:2, 3). Christ is indeed with us here and always; but the nearness of presence and the clearness of vision in that future life will be so much closer and brighter, that here, by comparison, we are absent from him altogether. 5:1-8 The believer not only is well assured by faith that there is another and a happy life after this is ended, but he has good hope, through grace, of heaven as a dwelling-place, a resting-place, a hiding-place. In our Father's house there are many mansions, whose Builder and Maker is God. The happiness of the future state is what God has prepared for those that love him: everlasting habitations, not like the earthly tabernacles, the poor cottages of clay, in which our souls now dwell; that are mouldering and decaying, whose foundations are in the dust. The body of flesh is a heavy burden, the calamities of life are a heavy load. But believers groan, being burdened with a body of sin, and because of the many corruptions remaining and raging within them. Death will strip us of the clothing of flesh, and all the comforts of life, as well as end all our troubles here below. But believing souls shall be clothed with garments of praise, with robes of righteousness and glory. The present graces and comforts of the Spirit are earnests of everlasting grace and comfort. And though God is with us here, by his Spirit, and in his ordinances, yet we are not with him as we hope to be. Faith is for this world, and sight is for the other world. It is our duty, and it will be our interest, to walk by faith, till we live by sight. This shows clearly the happiness to be enjoyed by the souls of believers when absent from the body, and where Jesus makes known his glorious presence. We are related to the body and to the Lord; each claims a part in us. But how much more powerfully the Lord pleads for having the soul of the believer closely united with himself! Thou art one of the souls I have loved and chosen; one of those given to me. What is death, as an object of fear, compared with being absent from the Lord!
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