2 Corinthians 5 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For we know that if our earthly house, a tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 1 Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
2 And, in fact, we groan in this one, longing to put on our house from heaven, 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
3 since, when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
4 Indeed, we who are in this tent groan, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
5 And the One who prepared us for this very thing is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. 5 Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
6 Therefore, though we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord- 6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight- 7 We live by faith, not by sight.
8 yet we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
9 Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or bad. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
11 Knowing, then, the fear of the Lord, we persuade people. We are completely open before God, and I hope we are completely open to your consciences as well. 11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.
12 We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to be proud of us, so that you may have a reply for those who take pride in the outward appearance rather than in the heart. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart.
13 For if we are out of our mind, it is for God; if we have a sound mind, it is for you. 13 If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.
14 For Christ's love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: if One died for all, then all died. 14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
15 And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One who died for them and was raised. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 From now on, then, we do not know anyone in a purely human way. Even if we have known Christ in a purely human way, yet now we no longer know Him like that. 16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
18 Now everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19 that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God." 20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
21 He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.