2 Corinthians 5:11

The fear of the Lord (ton pobon tou Kuriou). Many today regard this a played-out motive, but not so Paul. He has in mind verse Matthew 10 with the picture of the judgment seat of Christ. We persuade (peiqomen). Conative present active, we try to persuade. It is always hard work. Unto God (qewi). Dative case. God understands whether men do or not. That we are made manifest (pepanerwsqai). Perfect passive infinitive of panerow in indirect discourse after elpizw. Stand manifested, state of completion.