5 Now he that hath wrought us for this same thing [is] God, who also hath given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
6 Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted by him.