2 Corinthians 5:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore we are alwayes confident, knowing that whilest wee are at home in the body, wee are absent from the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord
- American Standard Version (1901)

So, then, we are ever without fear, and though conscious that while we are in the body we are away from the Lord,
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

Therfor we ben hardi algatis, and witen that the while we ben in this bodi, we goen in pilgrymage fro the Lord;
- Wycliffe Bible

having courage, then, at all times, and knowing that being at home in the body, we are away from home from the Lord, --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:6


5:6 Therefore we behave undauntedly - But most of all when we have death in view; knowing that our greatest happiness lies beyond the grave.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:6


2Co 5:6 Therefore [we are] always confident. Because of what is stated in 2Co 5:5. Knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. Paul knew, when danger threatened, that "to be at home in the body" was to be "absent from the Lord's" presence, and that if he was slain and thus left the body, he would go at once to the presence of the Lord.

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