9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be 1pleasing to Him.
10 For we must all appear before 2the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
11 Therefore, knowing the 3fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are 4made manifest also in your consciences.
12 We are not 5again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an 6occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.
13 For if we are 7beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
14 For the love of Christ 8controls us, having concluded this, that 9one died for all, therefore all died;
15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer 10live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one 11according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.
19 namely, that 18God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, 19not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Therefore, we are 20ambassadors for Christ, 21as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be 22reconciled to God.
21 He made Him who 23knew no sin to be 24sin on our behalf, so that we might become the 25righteousness of God in Him.