ekdémeó: to be away from home, absentOriginal Word: ἐκδημέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-day-meh'-o)
Short Definition: I go abroad, am absent
Definition: I go abroad, am absent.
1553 ekdēméō (from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 1218 /dḗmos, "a population, people") – properly, out from home, i.e. with the outcome of being absent ("away from home"). It only occurs in 2 Cor 5:6-9.
1553 /ekdēméō ("being absent") portrays believers who are still alive as being "away from home" (heaven), i.e. because still living in a mortal, physical body (2 Cor 5:6). At Christ's return, all believers will be resurrected/raptured from the earth, leaving the "old home" of the unglorified body on the present earth to experience glorification. See Rev 19:7-9.
1553 (ekdēmeō) is always used positively, of the desire to be absent (away) from the restrictions of this world and going on to enjoy God's manifest glory.
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1553: ἐκδημέω
ἐκδημέω, ἐκδήμω; 1 aorist infinitive ἐκδημῆσαι; (ἔκδημος away from home);
1. to go abroad (Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, Josephus, others); hence, universally, to emigrate, depart: ἐκ τοῦ σώματος, from the body as the earthly abode of the spirit, 2 Corinthians 5:8.
2. to be or live abroad: 2 Corinthians 5:9; ἀπό τοῦ κυρίου, abode with whom is promised us, 2 Corinthians 5:6; in these examples opposed to ἐνδήμω, which see see GREEK ek see GREEK demos
see GREEK ek
see GREEK demos
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1553
ἐκδημῆσαι — 1 Occ.
ἐκδημοῦμεν — 1 Occ.
ἐκδημοῦντες — 1 Occ.
2 Corinthians 5:6 V-PIA-1P
GRK: τῷ σώματι ἐκδημοῦμεν ἀπὸ τοῦ
NAS: in the body we are absent from the Lord--
KJV: the body, we are absent from
INT: the body we are from home away from the
2 Corinthians 5:9 V-PPA-NMP