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2 Corinthians 5

NLT 1 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. NIV 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. NLT 2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. NIV 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, NLT 3 For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. NIV 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. NLT 4 While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. NIV 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. NLT 5 God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. NIV 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. NLT 6 So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. NIV 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. NLT 7 For we live by believing and not by seeing. NIV 7 We live by faith, not by sight. NLT 8 Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. NIV 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. NLT 9 So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. NIV 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. NLT 10 For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body. NIV 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. NLT 11 Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too. NIV 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. NLT 12 Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart. NIV 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. NLT 13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. NIV 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. NLT 14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. NIV 14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. NLT 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. NIV 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. NLT 16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! NIV 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. NLT 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! NIV 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! NLT 18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. NIV 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: NLT 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. NIV 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. NLT 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” NIV 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. NLT 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. NIV 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.