2 Corinthians 5:11-21 LEB

Controlled by the Love of Christ

11 Therefore, [because we]a know the fear of the Lord, we are attempting to persuade people, but we are revealed to God, and I hope to be revealed in your consciences.

References for 2 Corinthians 5:11

    • ‡ 5:11 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("know") which is understood as causal
      12 We are not commending ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to boast about us, in order that you may have [an answer] for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.
      13 For if we are out of our senses, [it is] for God; if we are of sound mind, [it is] for you.
      14 For the love of Christ controls us, [because we]b have concluded this: that one died for all; as a result all died.

      References for 2 Corinthians 5:14

        • ˆ 5:14 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("have concluded") which is understood as causal
          15 And he died for all, in order that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised.
          16 So then, from now on we know no one {from a human point of view}c, if indeed we have known Christ {from a human point of view}d, but now we know [him this way] no longer.

          References for 2 Corinthians 5:16

            • ‰ 5:16 - Literally "according to the flesh"
            • Š 5:16 - Literally "according to the flesh"
              17 Therefore if anyone [is] in Christ, [he is] a new creation; the old [things] have passed away; behold, new [things] have come.
              18 And all these [things] [are] from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
              19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
              20 Therefore we are ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as [if]e God were imploring [you] through us. We beg [you] on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

              References for 2 Corinthians 5:20

                • ‹ 5:20 - *Here "[if]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("were imploring") which is understood as conditional
                  21 He made the one who did not know sin [to be] sin on our behalf, in order that we could become the righteousness of God in him.