14 For the love of Christ 1controls us, having concluded this, that 2one died for all, therefore all died;
15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer 3live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one 4according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.
18 Now 8all these things are from God, 9who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the 10ministry of reconciliation,
19 namely, that 11God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, 12not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Therefore, we are 13ambassadors for Christ, 14as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be 15reconciled to God.
21 He made Him who 16knew no sin to be 17sin on our behalf, so that we might become the 18righteousness of God in Him.