New Living Translation
Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:8 Present with the Lord - This demonstrates that the happiness of the saints is not deferred till the resurrection.
LibraryThe Entreaties of God
'Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech ... by us: we pray ... in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.'--2 COR. v. 20. These are wonderful and bold words, not so much because of what they claim for the servants as because of what they reveal of the Lord. That thought, 'as though God did beseech,' seems to me to be the one deserving of our attention now, far rather than any inferences which may be drawn from the words as to the relation of preachers of the Gospel to …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
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The Sacrifice of Christ.
The wicked are crushed by disaster, but the godly have a refuge when they die.
Anyone who wants to be my disciple must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.
2 Corinthians 5:6
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.
I'm torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me.
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