Parallel Bible results for 2 Corinthians 5:15-21

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2 Corinthians 5:15-21

NLT 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please 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 by what the world thinks about them. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, as though he were merely a human being. How differently I think about 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 What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for 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 All this newness of life is from God, who brought us back to himself through what Christ did. And God has given us the 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. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others. 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 We are Christ's ambassadors, and God is using us to speak to you. We urge you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, "Be reconciled 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.