2 Corinthians 5:14-21 NIV

14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.

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15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

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16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

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17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:a The old has gone, the new is here!

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    • h 5:17 - Or "Christ, that person is a new creation."
      18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:

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      19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

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      20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

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      21 God made him who had no sin to be sinb for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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        • i 5:21 - Or "be a sin offering"