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

  • 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
  • Aiii
    Faith and Love is what we need. As well as belief of course. I'm disturbed by those who are so vigilant in their own interpretations I fear open minded change is what you proudly consider beneath you. I pray I am wrong forgive me if I mistake your passion and pride.
  • Will
    Our love for Jesus moves us to work whole-souled in whatever we do for him.
  • 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.
  • Marshalyn
    indeed.this is life be like..living with faith in God through our Lord Jesus

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