New Living Translation
So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him.
King James Bible
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him.
World English Bible
Therefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing to him.
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore also we are ambitious, whether at home or away from home, to be well pleasing to him,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:9 Therefore we are ambitious - The only ambition which has place in a Christian. Whether present - In the body. Or absent - From it.
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)
The Patient Workman
The Old House and the New
The Sacrifice of Christ.
If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.
Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.
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