New International Version
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
King James Bible
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.
World English Bible
We are courageous, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
we have courage, and are well pleased rather to be away from the home of the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We are confident - We are of good courage, notwithstanding our many difficulties; because we have this earnest of the Spirit, and the unfailing testimony of God. And notwithstanding this, we are willing rather to be absent from the body - we certainly prefer a state of glory to a state of suffering, and the enjoyment of the beatific vision to even the anticipation of it by faith and hope; but, as Christians, we cannot desire to die before our time.
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LibraryAugust 1. "For we must all Appear Before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that Every one May Receive the Things done in his Body, According to that He Hath Done" (ii Cor. v. 10).
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done" (II Cor. v. 10). It will not always be the day of toil and trial. Some day, we shall hear our names announced before the universe, and the record read of things that we had long forgotten. How our hearts will thrill, and our heads will bow, as we shall hear our own names called, and then the Master shall recount the triumph and the services which we had …
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The Great Assize
When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
2 Corinthians 5:6
Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
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