11Therefore, knowing the 1fear of the Lord, we persuademen, but we are mademanifest to God; and I hope that we are 2mademanifestalso in your consciences.
We are not 3againcommendingourselves to you but are giving you an 4occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who takepride in appearance and not in heart.
For if we aare 5besideourselves, it is for God; if we are of soundmind, it is for you.
For the love of Christ6controls us, having concludedthis, that 7onedied for all, thereforealldied;
and He died for all, so that they who live might nolonger8live for themselves, but for Him who died and roseagain on their behalf.
16Therefore from now on we recognizenooneb9according to the flesh; eventhough we have knownChristcaccording to the flesh, yetnow we know Him in this way nolonger.