2 Cor. 5:6 KJV (With Strong’s)

oun (Greek #3767)
(adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly
KJV usage: and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
Pronounce: oon
Origin: apparently a primary word
we are always
pantote (Greek #3842)
every when, i.e. at all times
KJV usage: alway(-s), ever(-more).
Pronounce: pan'-tot-eh
Origin: from 3956 and 3753
tharrheo (Greek #2292)
to exercise courage
KJV usage: be bold, X boldly, have confidence, be confident. Compare 5111.
Pronounce: thar-hreh'-o
Origin: another form for 2293
, knowing
eido (Greek #1492)
used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent 3700 and 3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know
KJV usage: be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know(-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: i'-do
Origin: a primary verb
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
, whilst
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
we are at home
endemeo (Greek #1736)
to be in one's own country, i.e. home (figuratively)
KJV usage: be at home (present).
Pronounce: en-day-meh'-o
Origin: from a compound of 1722 and 1218
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the body
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
soma (Greek #4983)
the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively
KJV usage: bodily, body, slave.
Pronounce: so'-mah
Origin: from 4982
, we are absent
ekdemeo (Greek #1553)
to emigrate, i.e. (figuratively) vacate or quit
KJV usage: be absent.
Pronounce: ek-day-meh'-o
Origin: from a compound of 1537 and 1218
apo (Greek #575)
"off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative)
KJV usage: (X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
Pronounce: apo'
Origin: a primary particle
the Lord
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
kurios (Greek #2962)
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title)
KJV usage: God, Lord, master, Sir.
Pronounce: koo'-ree-os
Origin: from κῦρος (supremacy)

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

we are always.
2 Cor. 5:8• 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (2 Cor. 5:8)
Psa. 27:3‑4• 3Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
(Psa. 27:3‑4)
Prov. 14:26• 26In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. (Prov. 14:26)
Isa. 30:15• 15For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. (Isa. 30:15)
Isa. 36:4• 4And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? (Isa. 36:4)
Heb. 10:35• 35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. (Heb. 10:35)
1 Peter 5:1• 1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: (1 Peter 5:1)
Rev. 1:9• 9I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Rev. 1:9)
 We know that, while sojourning in the body as now, we are away from the Lord….it accounts for our readiness of mind to quit the body when summoned, and to go home with the Lord. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 5:6-9 by W. Kelly)
 If still present in the body, and thus absent from the Lord, we are confident, for we walk by faith, not by sight. If called to pass through death before the Lord comes, "we are confident", for this will mean the blessedness of being "present with the Lord". (2 Corinthians 5 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

Therefore we are always confident, and knowh that while presenti in the body we are absenti from the Lord,

JND Translation Notes

Lit. "knowing" (from oida, conscious knowledge). It was their state; confident and knowing.
The Greek words translated "present" and "absent" are literally "at home" and "away from home."

W. Kelly Translation

Therefore being always confident, and knowing that, while present in the body, we are absent from the Lord