2 Corinthians 5
That in his assured hope of immortal glory,
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house be destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:2 For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which [is] from heaven; 2 Corinthians 5:3 if indeed being also clothed we shall not be found naked. 2 Corinthians 5:4 For indeed we who are in the tabernacle groan, being burdened; while yet we do not wish to be unclothed, but clothed, that [what is] mortal may be swallowed up by life. 2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that has wrought us for this very thing [is] God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore [we are] always confident, and know that while present in the body we are absent from the Lord, 2 Corinthians 5:7 (for we walk by faith, not by sight;) 2 Corinthians 5:8 we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.
and in expectance of it, and of the general judgment, he laboureth to keep a good conscience,
2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable to him. 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of the Christ, that each may receive the things [done] in the body, according to those he has done, whether [it be] good or evil. 2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested in your consciences.
not that he may herein boast of himself,
2 Corinthians 5:12 [For] we do not again commend ourselves to you, but [we are] giving to you occasion of boast in our behalf, that ye may have [such] with those boasting in countenance, and not in heart. 2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we are beside ourselves, [it is] to God; or are sober, [it is] for you.
but as one that, having received life from Christ, endeavoureth to live as a new creature in Christ only,
2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of the Christ constrains us, having judged this: that one died for all, then all have died; 2 Corinthians 5:15 and he died for all, that they who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who died for them and has been raised. 2 Corinthians 5:16 So that *we* henceforth know no one according to flesh; but if even we have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we know [him thus] no longer. 2 Corinthians 5:17 So if any one [be] in Christ, [there is] a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold all things have become new:
and by his ministry of reconciliation to reconcile others also in Christ to God.
2 Corinthians 5:18 and all things [are] of the God who has reconciled us to himself by [Jesus] Christ, and given to us the ministry of that reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 5:19 how that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their offences; and putting in us the word of that reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:20 We are ambassadors therefore for Christ, God as [it were] beseeching by us, we entreat for Christ, Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that *we* might become God's righteousness in him.