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2 Corinthians 5:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing unto him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted by him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore also we are ambitious—whether at home, or away from home, to be, well-pleasing unto him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Wherefore also we are ambitious, whether at home or away from home, to be well pleasing to him,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And therefore we labour, whether absent or present, to please him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore we labour, that whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— We give diligence, that whether we are pilgrims or inhabitants, we may be pleasing unto Him.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— We are assiduous, that whether we are absent, or whether at home, we may please him.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherefore 1352
{1352} Prime
διό
dio
{dee-o'}
From G1223 and G3739; through which thing, that is, consequently.
we x2532
(2532) Complement
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.
labour, 5389
{5389} Prime
φιλοτιμέομαι
philotimeomai
{fil-ot-im-eh'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from a compound of G5384 and G5092; to be fond of honor, that is, emulous (eager or earnest to do somethng.).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
that, 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.
whether 1535
{1535} Prime
εἴτε
eite
{i'-teh}
From G1487 and G5037; if too.
present 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
or 1535
{1535} Prime
εἴτε
eite
{i'-teh}
From G1487 and G5037; if too.
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.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
we may be 1511
{1511} Prime
εἶναι
einai
{i'-nahee}
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
z5750
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
accepted 2101
{2101} Prime
εὐάρεστος
euarestos
{yoo-ar'-es-tos}
From G2095 and G0701; fully agreeable.
of him. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 5:9

_ _ Wherefore — with such a sure “confidence” of being blessed, whether we die before, or be found alive at Christ’s coming.

_ _ we labour — literally, “make it our ambition”; the only lawful ambition.

_ _ whether present or absent — whether we be found at His coming present in the body, or absent from it.

_ _ acceptedGreek, “well-pleasing.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 5:9

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 5:9

Wherefore we (g) labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

(g) And seeing that it is so, we strive to live so, that both in this our pilgrimage here we may please him, and that at length we may be received home to him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
we labour:
or, we endeavour,
John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Romans 15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
1 Corinthians 9:26-27 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: ... But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
*Gr:
1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
Hebrews 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
2 Peter 1:10-11 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: ... For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

whether:

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:
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.
Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

accepted:

Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices [shall be] accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
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Gn 4:7. Is 56:7. Jn 6:27. Ac 10:35. Ro 14:8; 15:20. 1Co 9:26; 15:58. 2Co 5:6, 8. Ep 1:6. Col 1:29. 1Th 4:11. 1Ti 4:10. He 4:11; 12:28. 2P 1:10; 3:14.

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