18 Now 4all these things are from God, 5who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the 6ministry of reconciliation,
19 namely, that 7God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, 8not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Therefore, we are 9ambassadors for Christ, 10as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be 11reconciled to God.
21 He made Him who 12knew no sin to be 13sin on our behalf, so that we might become the 14righteousness of God in Him.