2 Corinthians 5
That in his assured hope of immortal glory,
2 Corinthians 5:1 We knowe surelye yf oure earthy mansyon wherin we nowe dwell were destroyed, that we haue a buyldynge ordeyned of God an habitacyon not made with handes, but eternall in heauen. 2 Corinthians 5:2 And therfore syghe we, desyrynge to be clothed wyth oure mansyon which is from heauen 2 Corinthians 5:3 so yet yf that we be founde clothed, and not naked. 2 Corinthians 5:4 For as longe as we are in thys tabernacle, we syghe and are greued, for we woulde not be vnclothed, but woulde be clothed vpon, þt mortalitye myghte be swalowed vp of lyfe. 2 Corinthians 5:5 He that ordeyned vs for thys thynge, is God whiche very same hath geuen vnto vs þe earnest of the spiryte. 2 Corinthians 5:6 Therfore we are alwaye of good chere, & knowe well that as longe as we are at home in the bodye, we are absente from God. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walke in fayth, and se not. 2 Corinthians 5:8 Neuerthelesse we are of good comforte, and had leuer be absente from the bodye, and to be presente with the Lorde.
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 hym. 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we muste all appeare before the iudgement seate of Christ, that euery man maye receyue the workes of hys bodye accordyng to that he hath done, whether it be good or badde? 2 Corinthians 5:11 Seynge then that we know, how the Lorde is to be feared, we fare fayre with men. For we are knowen well ynoughe vnto God. I truste also that we are knowen in your consciences.
not that he may herein boast of himself,
2 Corinthians 5:12 We prayse not oure selues agayne vnto you, but geue you an occasyon to reioyce of vs that ye maye haue somewhat agaynst them whiche reioyce in the face, and not in the hert, 2 Corinthians 5:13 For yf we be to feruente, to God we are to feruente. Yf 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, yf one be dead, for all that then are all dead, 2 Corinthians 5:15 and that he dyed for all, that they which lyue, shoulde not hence forth lyue vnto them selues, but vnto hym, whiche dyed for them, and rose agayne. 2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherfore hence forthe knowe we no man after the fleshe. In so muche though we haue knowen Christe after the fleshe, nowe hence forth knowe we hym so no more. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therfore yf anye man be in Christe, he is a newe creature. Olde thynges are passed awaye, beholde all thynges are become newe.
and by his ministry of reconciliation to reconcile others also in Christ to God.
2 Corinthians 5:18 Neuerthelesse all thynges are of God, whiche hath reconcyled vs vnto hym selfe by Iesus Christe, and hath geuen vnto vs the offyce to preache the attonement. 2 Corinthians 5:19 For God was in Christe, and made agrement betwene the worlde and hym selfe, and imputed not theyr synnes vnto them, & hathe committed to vs the preachynge of the atonnement. 2 Corinthians 5:20 Nowe then are we messengers in the roume of Christ: euen as thoughe God dyd beseche you thorowe vs: So praye we you in Christes stede, that ye be atone with God, 2 Corinthians 5:21 for he hath made hym to be synne for vs, whiche knewe no synne, þt we by hys meanes should be that ryghtuousnes whiche before God is allowed.