2 Corinthians 5:5-15 KJV

5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
6 Therefore we are always confident , knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident , I say, and * willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labour ,a that, whether present or absent , we may be accepted of him.

References for 2 Corinthians 5:9

    • k 5:9 - labour: or, endeavour
      10 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.
      11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
      12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance,b and not in heart.

      References for 2 Corinthians 5:12

        • l 5:12 - in appearance: Gr. in the face
          13 For whether we be beside ourselves , it is to God: or whether we be sober , it is for your cause.
          15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again .