2 Corinthians 5:9

“Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore we labour, that whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason we make it our purpose, in the body or away from it, to be well-pleasing to him.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted by him.
- Webster's Bible

And for this reason also we make it our ambition, whether at home or in exile, to please Him perfectly.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing to him.
- World English Bible

And therfor we stryuen, whether absent, whether present, to plese hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Wherefore also we are ambitious, whether at home or away from home, to be well pleasing to him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:9


5:9 Therefore we are ambitious - The only ambition which has place in a Christian. Whether present - In the body. Or absent - From it.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:9


2Co 5:9 We labor, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. To Paul, death meant to be present at once with Christ, leaving the body behind. He labored so that, "whether present or absent" in the body, he might be accepted with Christ.

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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