2 Corinthians 5 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For we know that if our earthly house, the tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made by 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 For indeed, in this [house] we groan, [because we] desire to put on our dwelling from heaven, 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
3 if indeed, even [after we] have taken [it] off, we will not be found naked. 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
4 For indeed we who are in this tent groan, being burdened {for this reason, that} we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal 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 Now the one who has prepared us for this very [thing] [is] God, who has given us the down payment, the Spirit. 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, [although we are] always confident and know that [while we] are at home in the body we are absent 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 live by faith, not by sight-- 7 We live by faith, not by sight.
8 so we are confident and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be 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 indeed we have as our ambition, whether at home [in the body] or absent [from the body], to be acceptable 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, in order that each one may receive back the [things] through the body according to what he has done, 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 Therefore, [because we] know the fear of the Lord, we are attempting to persuade people, but we are revealed to God, and I hope to be revealed in your consciences. 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 are giving you an opportunity to boast about us, in order that you may have [an answer] for those who boast in appearance and not in 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 senses, [it is] for God; if we are of 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 the love of Christ controls us, [because we] have concluded this: that one died for all; as a result 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, in order 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 So then, from now on we know no one {from a human point of view}, if indeed we have known Christ {from a human point of view}, but now we know [him this way] no longer. 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, [he is] a new creation; the old [things] have passed away; behold, 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 And all these [things] [are] from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given 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 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 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 on behalf of Christ, as [if] God were imploring [you] through us. We beg [you] on behalf of Christ, 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 on our behalf, in order that we could 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.