2 Corinthians 5 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is 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 in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality 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 has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. 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, 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, yes, well pleased 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 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present 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 appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done 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 terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known 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 commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, 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 beside ourselves, it is for God; or 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 compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then 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, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for 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 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the 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 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; 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 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and 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 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has 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 ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, 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 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might 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.