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2 Corinthians 5

That in his assured hope of immortal glory,

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we knowe that yf oure erthy mancion of this dwellyng were destroyed, we haue a byldinge of God, an habitacyon not made with handes, but eternall in heauen. 2 Corinthians 5:2 For therfore syghe we, desyring to be clothed with oure mansion which is from heauen: 2 Corinthians 5:3 so yet, yf that we be founde clothed, & not naked. 2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle, syghe & are greued because we wold not be vnclothed, but wolde be clothed vpon, that mortalite myght be swalowed vp of lyfe. 2 Corinthians 5:5 He þt hath ordeyned vs for this thynge, is God: which very same hath geuen vnto vs the ernest of the sprete. 2 Corinthians 5:6 Therfore, we are alwaye of good cheare, and knowe, that as longe as we are at home in the body, we are absent from God. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walke in fayth, not after outward appearaunce. 2 Corinthians 5:8 Neuerthelesse, we are of good comforte, and had leuer to be absent from the body, and to be present with God.

and in expectance of it, and of the general judgment, he laboureth to keep a good conscience,

2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherfore, whether we be at home or from home, we endeuoure oure selues, to please him. 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appeare before the iudgement seate of Christ, that euery man maye receaue the workes of hys body accordynge to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:11 Seynge then that we knowe, how þe Lorde is to be feared, we fare fayre wyth men. For we are knowen well ynough vnto God. I trust also þt we are knowen in youre consciences.

not that he may herein boast of himself,

2 Corinthians 5:12 For we prayse not oure selues agayne vnto you, but geue you an occasyon to reioyce of vs, that ye maye haue some what against them, whych reioyce in the face, and not in the herte. 2 Corinthians 5:13 For yf we be to feruent, to God are we to feruent. Or If we kepe measure, for youre cause kepe we measure.

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 loue of Christ constrayneth vs, because we thus iudge, that yf one dyed for all, then were all deed, 2 Corinthians 5:15 and he dyed for all: that they whych lyue, shuld not hence forth lyue vnto them selues, but vnto him whych dyed for them, & rose agayne. 2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherfore, hence forth knowe we no man after the flesshe. In so moch though we haue knowen Christ after the flesshe, now yet hence forth knowe we him so nomoare. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therfore yf eny man be in Christ, he is a newe creature Olde thynges are passed awaye, beholde, all thinges are become new.

and by his ministry of reconciliation to reconcile others also in Christ to God.

2 Corinthians 5:18 Neuerthelesse, all thynges are of God, whych hath reconcyled vs vnto him selfe by Iesus Christ, and hath geuen to vs the offyce to preache the attonement. 2 Corinthians 5:19 For God was in Christ, and made agrement betwene the worlde and him selfe, & imputed not their synnes vnto them, and hath commytted to vs the preachynge of the attonement. 2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then are we messengers in the rowme of Christ euen as though God dyd beseche you thorow vs. So praye we you in Christes stede, that ye be reconcyled vnto God: 2 Corinthians 5:21 for he made him to be synne for vs, which knewe no synne, that we by his meanes shulde be þt ryghtewesnes, which before God is alowed.

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