For us (peri hmwn). Around us. So Westcott and Hort, but uper (over, in behalf of) as in many MSS. These prepositions often interchanged in N.T. MSS. Whether we wake or sleep (eite grhgorwmen eite kaqeudwmen). Alternative condition of third class with present subjunctive, though eante--eante more usual conjunction (Robertson, Grammar, P. 1017). Used here of life and death, not as metaphor. That we should live together with him (ina ama sun autwi zhswmen). First aorist active subjunctive constative aorist covering all life (now and hereafter) together with (ama sun as in 2 Thessalonians 5:17 ) Jesus.