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

  • A disciple
    "...to go live with my Dad" ?? I have always had a huge ANTI to all that so-called contemporary Christian lingo: it just doesn't fit for the Saints to act so toward the Most High! I think that everyone with the Holy Spirit, will also have a deep reverence and fear of God our Father, that could never speak of Him with such over-familiar and common terms; especially in the context of this Chapter.
  • Just Joe
    verses 1-9 reaffirms the desire of the believer to, to put it frankly, to go live with my Dad. There is nothing in this world that can compare to that longing.
  • Irene123
    To Wm. - I just now noticed - quote, "I only utilize the KJV, BUT ..... "; telling me to be more liberal than you does not sound good. I have known the way of Jesus word for - 50 yrs.
  • William
    sis Irene, I am with you because I only utilize the KJV. However, let us not be so dogmatic about any bible translation. Kjv is very reliable, but there are other reliable ones also. All that matters is a changed life in Christ.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 18-19; through His death Jesus provided reconciliation for both Jew and Gentile. When the Jews and Gentile are reconciled to God, they will be reconciled to one another. What peace treaties and piece conferences cannot do - the blood of Jesus can.
  • Marshalyn
    indeed.this is life be like..living with faith in God through our Lord Jesus

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