18 Now 1all these things are from God, 2who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the 3ministry of reconciliation,
19 namely, that 4God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, 5not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Therefore, we are 6ambassadors for Christ, 7as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be 8reconciled to God.
21 He made Him who 9knew no sin to be 10sin on our behalf, so that we might become the 11righteousness of God in Him.