So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
So our aim is to please him always, whether we are here in this body or away from this body.
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.
For this reason we make it our purpose, in the body or away from it, to be well-pleasing to him.
So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.
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1 tn Grk “whether we are at home” [in the body]; an idiom for being alive (L&N 23.91).
2 tn Grk “to be pleasing to him.”