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We are full of courage and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and be at home with the Lord.
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But we are confident and have a good will to be absent rather from the body and to be present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore having always confidence, knowing that while we are in the body we are absent from the Lord.
2 Corinthians 12:2,3 I know a man in Christ: above fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I know not, or out of the body, I know not: God knoweth), such a one caught up to the third heaven. . . .
Luke 2:29 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace:
Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered and said: What do you mean, weeping and afflicting my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but to die also in Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Philippians 1:20-24 According to my expectation and hope; that in nothing I shall be confounded: but with all confidence, as always, so now also, shall Christ be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. . . .
2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept the faith. . . .
2 Peter 1:14,15 Being assured that the laying away of this my tabernacle is at hand, according as our Lord Jesus Christ also hath signified to me. . . .
2 Peter 3:11,12 Seeing then that all these things are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought you to be in holy conversation and godliness? . . .
2 Corinthians 5:9 And therefore we labour, whether absent or present, to please him.
Psalm 16:11 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.
Psalm 17:15 But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.
Psalm 73:23-26 I am become as a beast before thee: and I am always with thee. . . .
Matthew 25:21,23 His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord. . . .
John 14:3 And if I shall go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself: that where I am, you also may be.
John 17:24 Father, I will that where I am, they also whom thou hast given me may be with me: that they may see my glory which thou hast given me, because thou hast loved me before the creation of the world.
1 Thessalonians 4:17,18 Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air: and so shall we be always with the Lord. . . .
1 John 3:2 Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God: and it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. We know that when he shall appear we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is.
Revelation 7:14-17 And I said to him: My Lord, thou knowest. And he said to me: These are they who are come out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb. . . .
Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no curse any more: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it. And his servants shall serve him.
ContextOur Eternal Dwelling
…7(For we walk by faith and not by sight.) 8But we are confident and have a good will to be absent rather from the body and to be present with the Lord. 9And therefore we labour, whether absent or present, to please him.…
The wicked man shall be driven out in his wickedness: but the just hath hope in his death.
If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.
2 Corinthians 5:6
Therefore having always confidence, knowing that while we are in the body we are absent from the Lord.
But I am straitened between two: having a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ, a thing by far the better.
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