2 Corinthians 5 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house be 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 For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which [is] from heaven; 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
3 if indeed being also clothed we shall not be found naked. 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
4 For indeed we who are in the tabernacle groan, being burdened; while yet we do not wish to be unclothed, but 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 that has wrought us for this very thing [is] God, who also has 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, and know that while present 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 pleased rather to be absent from the body and 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 also we are zealous, whether present or absent, to be agreeable 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 manifested before the judgment-seat of the Christ, that each may receive the things [done] in the body, according to those he has done, whether [it be] good or evil. 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 have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested 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 do not again commend ourselves to you, but [we are] giving to you occasion of boast in our behalf, that ye may have [such] with those boasting in countenance, 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 are sober, [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 the Christ constrains us, having judged this: that one died for all, then all have 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, that they who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who died for them and has been 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 that *we* henceforth know no one according to flesh; but if even we have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we know [him thus] 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 So if any one [be] in Christ, [there is] a new creation; the 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] of the God who has reconciled us to himself by [Jesus] Christ, and given to us the ministry of that reconciliation: 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19 how that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their offences; and putting in us the word of that 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 ambassadors therefore for Christ, God as [it were] beseeching by us, we entreat for 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 Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that *we* might become God's righteousness 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.