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2 Corinthians 5 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of 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 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our house which is from heaven: 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
4 For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not because we would be unclothed, but clothed, that mortality might be swallowed up in 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 he that hath wrought us for this same thing [is] God, who also hath given to us the earnest of 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 [we are] always confident, knowing 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 walk by faith, not by sight:) 7 We live by faith, not by sight.
8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present 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 Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted by 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; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to what he hath 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 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God; and I trust also are made manifest 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 For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to [answer] them who glory 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 whether we are beside ourselves, [it is] to God: or whether we are sober, [it is] for your cause. 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 constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
15 And [that] he died for all, that they who live should not henceforth live to themselves, but to him who died for them, and rose again. 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 Wherefore henceforth we know no man according to the flesh: though indeed we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now henceforth we know [him] no more. 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 any man [is] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
18 And all things [are] from God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to 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 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and hath committed to us the word 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 Now then we are embassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye 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 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made 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.