2 Corinthians 5 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For we know that if the earthly house of our tent is dissolved, 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 For most assuredly in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven; 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
3 if so be that being clothed 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 do groan, being burdened; not that we desire to be unclothed, but that we desire to be clothed, 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 he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment 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 Being therefore always of good courage, and 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 of good courage, I say, and are willing 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 also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well 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 be revealed before the judgment seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things in 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 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God; and I hope that we are revealed also 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 are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer 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 beside ourselves, it is for God. Or if we are of sober 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 constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died. 14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
15 He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died 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 Therefore we know no one after the flesh from now on. Even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so 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 anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, they have become new. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
18 But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave 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 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having 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 We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by 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 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.