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.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Angeyo sylvia
    Comment*When we walk in the spirit as he is spirit his nature is made manifest in us because we were regenerated from being in the hm by his precious child and the old nature was taken away that is we have to crucify five things daily on the cross,
    the world,
    the devil,
    sins and transpases,
    flesh and
    law
    God will nt do for us we to do it ourselves in jesus name


  • Foxyrock
    CHRIST ALONE take us home
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths: For we walk by faith, not by sight. 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, whether it be good or bad. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin
  • Doris Monroe
    I think that 2 Corinthians is telling us that we need to work for God all the time and to work as we are working for Him on our jobs and at home. And that we will be Judge for what we do and what we don't do.
  • Ray321
    Daniel 5:16 And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
  • Temica
    I just want to say we all need our faith increse and i thank God for being God and to know we have him to look to from an evil wicked world things will end but his love will never and we have to belive that we didnt creat our self and really dont understand ourselves so we know to turn to our God our creator and thats enough

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