2 Cor. 5:9 KJV (With Strong’s)

dio (Greek #1352)
through which thing, i.e. consequently
KJV usage: for which cause, therefore, wherefore.
Pronounce: dee-o'
Origin: from 1223 and 3739
we ηlabor
philotimeomai (Greek #5389)
to be fond of honor, i.e. emulous (eager or earnest to do something)
KJV usage: labour, strive, study.
Pronounce: fil-ot-im-eh'-om-ahee
Origin: middle voice from a compound of 5384 and 5092
, that
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
, whether
eite (Greek #1535)
if too
KJV usage: if, or, whether.
Pronounce: i'-teh
Origin: from 1487 and 5037
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
eite (Greek #1535)
if too
KJV usage: if, or, whether.
Pronounce: i'-teh
Origin: from 1487 and 5037
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
, we may be
einai (Greek #1511)
to exist
KJV usage: am, was. come, is, X lust after, X please well, there is, to be, was.
Pronounce: i'-nahee
Origin: present infinitive from 1510
euarestos (Greek #2101)
fully agreeable
KJV usage: acceptable(-ted), wellpleasing.
Pronounce: yoo-ar'-es-tos
Origin: from 2095 and 701
of him
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

we labour.
or, we endeavour.
John 6:27• 27Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. (John 6:27)
Rom. 15:20• 20Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: (Rom. 15:20)
1 Cor. 9:26‑27• 26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
(1 Cor. 9:26‑27)
1 Cor. 15:58• 58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:58)
Col. 1:29• 29Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. (Col. 1:29)
1 Thess. 4:11• 11And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; (1 Thess. 4:11)
1 Thess. 4•  (1 Thess. 4)
1 Tim. 4:10• 10For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. (1 Tim. 4:10)
Heb. 4:11• 11Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. (Heb. 4:11)
2 Peter 1:10‑11• 10Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
11For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
(2 Peter 1:10‑11)
2 Peter 3:14• 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. (2 Peter 3:14)
 Our ambition, if we have any in the Holy Ghost, is to be agreeable to Him. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 5:6-9 by W. Kelly)
 The practical effect of entering into the blessedness of the portion that lies before us will be to make us zealous to be "agreeable" to God in all our walk and ways, not only in the future, but during the time that we are absent from the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him.

W. Kelly Translation

aWherefore also we are zealous that, whether present or absent, we may be agreeable to him.

WK Translation Notes

zealous... agreeable: The common version conveys an utterly misleading idea, which if fully received would destroy the gospel; and the more so as φιλοτιμούεθα is rendered "we labor" or "endeavor," and εὐάρεστοι "accepted," to the danger of insinuating salvation by works in the most barefaced manner. (Notes on 2 Cor, p.94)
agreeable: The discrepancy which appears in the English version of this text and Ephes. 1:6, does not exist in the Greek: for the latter speaks of the acceptance, in full grace, of the person the former, of the desire that our service should be acceptable to Christ. "We may be well-pleasing (or acceptable) to Him" would be, I apprehend, more correct in point of doctrine, as well as in point of rendering. (Christian Annotator 4:8)
agreeable: Of course they avoid [in the RV] the equivocal language of our version in verse 9. (Bible Treasury 13:367)