2 Corinthians 5:6; 2 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Corinthians 7:16; 2 Corinthians 10:1-2
Therefore we are always confident , knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
We are confident , I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.