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Parallel Bible results for 2 Corinthians 5:12-21

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2 Corinthians 5:12-21

CJB 12 We are not recommending ourselves to you again but giving you a reason to be proud of us, so that you will be able to answer those who boast about a person's appearance rather than his inner qualities. 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. CJB 13 If we are insane, it is for God's sake; and if we are sane, it is for your sake. NIV 13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. CJB 14 For the Messiah's love has hold of us, because we are convinced that one man died on behalf of all mankind (which implies that all mankind was already dead), NIV 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. CJB 15 and that he died on behalf of all in order that those who live should not live any longer for themselves but for the one who on their behalf died and was raised. 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. CJB 16 So from now on, we do not look at anyone from a worldly viewpoint. Even if we once regarded the Messiah from a worldly viewpoint, we do so no longer. 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. CJB 17 Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation - the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new! NIV 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! CJB 18 And it is all from God, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation, NIV 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: CJB 19 which is that God in the Messiah was reconciling mankind to himself, not counting their sins against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. NIV 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. CJB 20 Therefore we are ambassadors of the Messiah; in effect, God is making his appeal through us. What we do is appeal on behalf of the Messiah, "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. CJB 21 God made this sinless man be a sin offering on our behalf, so that in union with him we might fully share in God's righteousness." 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.

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