2 Corinthians 5 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 We know that when the tent which houses us here on earth is torn down, we have a permanent building from God, a building not made by human hands, to house us in heaven. 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 tent, our earthly body, we groan with desire to have around us the home from heaven that will be ours. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
3 With this around us we will not be found naked. 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
4 Yes, while we are in this body, we groan with the sense of being oppressed: it is not so much that we want to take something off, but rather to put something on over it; so that what must die may be swallowed up by the 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 Moreover, it is God who has prepared us for this very thing, and as a pledge he has given us his 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 So we are always confident - we know that so long as we are at home in the body, we are away from our home with 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 trust, not by what we see. 7 We live by faith, not by sight.
8 We are confident, then, and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and come to our 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 at home or away from home, we try our utmost to please 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 Messiah's court of judgment, where everyone will receive the good or bad consequences of what he did while he was in the body. 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 So it is with the fear of the Lord before us that we try to persuade people. Moreover, God knows us as we really are; and I hope that in your consciences you too know us as we really are. 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 recommending ourselves to you again but giving you a reason to be proud of us, so that you will be able to answer those who boast about a person's appearance rather than his inner qualities. 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 If we are insane, it is for God's sake; and if we are sane, it is for your sake. 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 Messiah's love has hold of us, because we are convinced that one man died on behalf of all mankind (which implies that all mankind was already 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 on behalf of all in order that those who live should not live any longer for themselves but for the one who on their behalf died 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 from now on, we do not look at anyone from a worldly viewpoint. Even if we once regarded the Messiah from a worldly viewpoint, we do so 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 united with the Messiah, he is a new creation - the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new! 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
18 And it is all from God, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation, 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19 which is that God in the Messiah was reconciling mankind to himself, not counting their sins 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 of the Messiah; in effect, God is making his appeal through us. What we do is appeal on behalf of the Messiah, "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 God made this sinless man be a sin offering on our behalf, so that in union with him we might fully share in God's righteousness." 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.