For if we aare 1besideourselves, it is for God ; if we are of soundmind, it is for you.
For the love of Christ2controls us, having concludedthis, that 3onedied for all, thereforealldied ;
and He died for all, so that they who live might nolonger4live for themselves, but for Him who died and roseagain on their behalf.
16Therefore from now on we recognizenooneb5according to the flesh ; eventhough we have knownChristcaccording to the flesh, yetnow we know Him in this way nolonger.
17Thereforeifanyone is 6in Christ, dhe is 7a newcreature ; 8the oldthingspassedaway ; behold, newthings have come.
18Now9all these things are from God, 10whoreconciled us to HimselfthroughChrist and gave us the 11ministry of reconciliation,
19namely, that 12God was in Christreconciling the world to Himself, 13not counting their trespasses against them, and eHe has fcommitted to us the word of reconciliation.
20Therefore, we are 14ambassadors for Christ, 15as thoughGod were making an appealthrough us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be 16reconciled to God.
He made Him who 17knewnosin to be 18sin on our behalf, so that we might become the 19righteousness of God in Him.