2 Corinthians 5:9
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English Standard Version
So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.

King James Bible
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

American Standard Version
Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And therefore we labour, whether absent or present, to please him.

English Revised Version
Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted by him.

Weymouth New Testament
And for this reason also we make it our ambition, whether at home or in exile, to please Him perfectly.

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Vincent's Word Studies

We labor (φιλοτιμούμεθα)

Used by Paul only, here, Romans 15:20 (note), 1 Thessalonians 4:11. Labor is a feeble translation, not bringing out the idea of the end contemplated, as the motive of the toil. Rev., we make it our aim.

2 Corinthians 5:9 Parallel Commentaries

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we labour. or, we endeavour.

John 6:27 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

Romans 15:20 Yes, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation:

1 Corinthians 9:26,27 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beats the air...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

*Gr:

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men...

Hebrews 4:11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

2 Peter 1:10,11 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall...

2 Peter 3:14 Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

whether. See on ver.

2 Corinthians 5:6,8 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord...

Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and whether we die, we die to the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

accepted.

Genesis 4:7 If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And to you shall be his desire...

Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer...

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.

Hebrews 12:28 Why we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Cross References
Romans 14:18
Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Colossians 1:10
so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.

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