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2 Corinthians 5:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Therefore [we are] always confident, and know that while present in the body we are absent from the Lord,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Having good courage, therefore, at all times, and knowing that—remaining at home in the body, we are away from home from the Lord,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— having courage, then, at all times, and knowing that being at home in the body, we are away from home from the Lord,—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore having always confidence, knowing that while we are in the body we are absent from the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore we are alwayes confident, knowing that whilest wee are at home in the body, wee are absent from the Lord.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For therefore do we know and are persuaded, that so long as we remain in the body we are in pilgrimage from our Lord.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Therefore, because we know and are persuaded, that while we lodge in the body we sojourn away from our Lord;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore 3767
{3767} Prime
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
[we are] always 3842
{3842} Prime
πάντοτε
pantote
{pan'-tot-eh}
From G3956 and G3753; every when, that is, at all times.
confident, 2292
{2292} Prime
θαρρέω
tharrheo
{thar-hreh'-o}
Another form for G2293; to exercise courage.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
knowing 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5761
<5761> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 193
that, 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
whilst we are at home 1736
{1736} Prime
ἐνδημέω
endemeo
{en-day-meh'-o}
From a compound of G1722 and G1218; to be in one's own country, that is, home (figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
body, 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
we are absent 1553
{1553} Prime
ἐκδημέω
ekdemeo
{ek-day-meh'-o}
From a compound of G1537 and G1218; to emigrate, that is, (figuratively) vacate or quit.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
from 575
{0575} Prime
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Lord: 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 5:6

_ _ Translate as Greek, “Being therefore always confident and knowing,” etc. He had intended to have made the verb to this nominative, “we are willing” (rather, “well content”), but digressing on the word “confident” (2 Corinthians 5:6, 2 Corinthians 5:7), he resumes the word in a different form, namely, as an assertion: “We are confident and well content.” “Being confident ... we are confident” may be the Hebraic idiom of emphasis; as Acts 7:34, Greek, “Having seen, I have seen,” that is, I have surely seen.

_ _ always — under all trials. Bengel makes the contrast between “always confident” and “confident” especially at the prospect of being “absent from the body.” We are confident as well at all times, as also most of all in the hope of a blessed departure.

_ _ whilst ... at home ... absent — Translate as Greek, “While we sojourn in our home in the body, we are away from our home in the Lord.” The image from a “house” is retained (compare Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 11:13-16; Hebrews 13:14).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 5:6

(3) Therefore [we are] always (d) confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

(3) He concludes something here from verse four, and states it in the following way: "Therefore, seeing that we know by the Spirit that we are strangers so long as we are here, we patiently suffer this delay (for we are now so with God, that we behold him only by faith, and are therefore now absent from him) but so that we aspire and have a longing always to him. Therefore also we behave ourselves in such a way that we may be acceptable to him, both while we live here, and when we go from here to him." (2 Corinthians 5:4)

(d) He calls them "confident" who are always resolved with a quiet and settled mind to suffer any danger at all, not doubting at all that their end will be happy.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
we are always:

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.
Psalms 27:3-4 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this [will] I [be] confident. ... One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
Isaiah 36:4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence [is] this wherein thou trustest?
Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

whilst:

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
1 Chronicles 29:15 For we [are] strangers before thee, and sojourners, as [were] all our fathers: our days on the earth [are] as a shadow, and [there is] none abiding.
Psalms 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I [am] a stranger with thee, [and] a sojourner, as all my fathers [were].
Psalms 119:19 I [am] a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
Philippians 3:20-21 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: ... Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
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1Ch 29:15. Ps 27:3; 39:12; 119:19. Pv 14:26. Is 30:15; 36:4. 2Co 5:1, 8. Php 3:20. He 10:35; 11:13; 13:14. 1P 5:1. Rv 1:9.

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