1553. ekdémeó
Strong's Concordance
ekdémeó: to be away from home, absent
Original Word: ἐκδημέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ekdémeó
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-day-meh'-o)
Definition: to be away from home, absent
Usage: I go abroad, am absent.
HELPS Word-studies

1553 ekdēméō (from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 1218 /dḗmos, "a population, people") – properly, out from home, i.e. with the outcome of being absent ("away from home"). It only occurs in 2 Cor 5:6-9.

1553 /ekdēméō ("being absent") portrays believers who are still alive as being "away from home" (heaven), i.e. because still living in a mortal, physical body (2 Cor 5:6). At Christ's return, all believers will be resurrected/raptured from the earth, leaving the "old home" of the unglorified body on the present earth to experience glorification. See Rev 19:7-9.

1553 (ekdēmeō) is always used positively, of the desire to be absent (away) from the restrictions of this world and going on to enjoy God's manifest glory.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and démos
to be away from home, absent
NASB Translation
absent (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1553: ἐκδημέω

ἐκδημέω, ἐκδήμω; 1 aorist infinitive ἐκδημῆσαι; (ἔκδημος away from home);

1. to go abroad (Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, Josephus, others); hence, universally, to emigrate, depart: ἐκ τοῦ σώματος, from the body as the earthly abode of the spirit, 2 Corinthians 5:8.

2. to be or live abroad: 2 Corinthians 5:9; ἀπό τοῦ κυρίου, abode with whom is promised us, 2 Corinthians 5:6; in these examples opposed to ἐνδήμω, which see

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
be absent.

From a compound of ek and demos; to emigrate, i.e. (figuratively) vacate or quit -- be absent.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK demos

Forms and Transliterations
εκδημησαι εκδημήσαι ἐκδημῆσαι εκδημουμεν εκδημούμεν ἐκδημοῦμεν εκδημουντες εκδημούντες ἐκδημοῦντες εκδιδύσκειν εκδιδυσκόμενος εκδιδύσκουσιν εκδιδύσκων ekdemesai ekdemêsai ekdēmēsai ekdēmē̂sai ekdemoumen ekdemoûmen ekdēmoumen ekdēmoûmen ekdemountes ekdemoûntes ekdēmountes ekdēmoûntes
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Englishman's Concordance
2 Corinthians 5:6 V-PIA-1P
GRK: τῷ σώματι ἐκδημοῦμεν ἀπὸ τοῦ
NAS: in the body we are absent from the Lord--
KJV: the body, we are absent from
INT: the body we are from home away from the

2 Corinthians 5:8 V-ANA
GRK: εὐδοκοῦμεν μᾶλλον ἐκδημῆσαι ἐκ τοῦ
NAS: rather to be absent from the body
KJV: rather to be absent from
INT: are pleased rather to be from home out of the

2 Corinthians 5:9 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: ἐνδημοῦντες εἴτε ἐκδημοῦντες εὐάρεστοι αὐτῷ
NAS: or absent, to be pleasing
KJV: present or absent, we may be accepted
INT: being at home or being from home well-pleasing to him

Strong's Greek 1553
3 Occurrences

ἐκδημῆσαι — 1 Occ.
ἐκδημοῦμεν — 1 Occ.
ἐκδημοῦντες — 1 Occ.

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