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And therefore we labour, whether absent or present, to please him.
King James
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
Louis Second
C'est pour cela aussi que nous nous efforçons de lui être agréables, soit que nous demeurions dans ce corps, soit que nous le quittions
Martin Luther
Darum fleißigen wir uns auch, wir sind daheim oder wallen, daß wir ihm wohlgefallen.
et ideo contendimus sive absentes sive praesentes placere illi

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

ideo : for that reason, on that account, therefore.
sive : conj, on the one hand, but if, if..or if. * slowness, apathy, sluggishness.
illi : (neut sing. dat.) i'd give my right arm FOR THOSE (cookies).
illi : (masc. sing. dat.) He sent FOR THAT (doctor).
illi : (masc. plur. nom.) THOSE (men) are loyal to the king.
illi : (fem sing. dat.) There is a statue IN THAT (abbey).