2 Corinthians 5
That in his assured hope of immortal glory,
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our house which is from heaven: 2 Corinthians 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not because we would be unclothed, but clothed, that mortality might be swallowed up in life. 2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for this same thing [is] God, who also hath given to us the earnest of the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, while we are at home 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 willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be 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 we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted by him. 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to what he hath done, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
not that he may herein boast of himself,
2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to [answer] them who glory in appearance, and not in heart. 2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we are beside ourselves, [it is] to God: or whether we are sober, [it is] for your cause.
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 Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 2 Corinthians 5:15 And [that] he died for all, that they who live should not henceforth live to themselves, but to him who died for them, and rose again. 2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherefore henceforth we know no man according to the flesh: though indeed we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now henceforth we know [him] no more. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if any man [is] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: 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] from God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and hath committed to us the word of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are embassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.