2 Corinthians 5:8

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are without fear, desiring to be free from the body, and to be with the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.
- Darby Bible

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

We are courageous, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
- World English Bible

But we ben hardi, and han good wille, more to be in pilgrymage fro the bodi, and to be present to God.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:8


5:8 Present with the Lord - This demonstrates that the happiness of the saints is not deferred till the resurrection.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:8


2Co 5:8 We are confident. In the face of every peril, because we know that death, an absence from the body, would be to be present with the Lord. Note here the doctrine of the immaterial nature of the human spirit. It puts aside the body to be clothed with a new garment. It is absent from the body but present with the Lord. The body is not essential to its conscious existence. It does not sleep because the body sleeps.

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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