2 Corinthians 5:9

9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.

2 Corinthians 5:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
ESV
9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
NLT
9 So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him.
MSG
9 But neither exile nor homecoming is the main thing. Cheerfully pleasing God is the main thing, and that's what we aim to do, regardless of our conditions.
CSB
9 Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.

2 Corinthians 5:9 In-Context

7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Romans 14:18; Ephesians 5:10; Colossians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:1
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