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Version 0.93.26, 5 September 2022

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2 Corinthians Chapter 5

1For we know that if our earthly tent-house is dissolved, we have a building from God, an age-abiding house in the heavens, not made by hands. 2For indeed, we groan in this respect, longing to put on our dwelling from heaven, 3and then if clothed, we will not be found naked. 4And indeed, being in the tent, we groan, weighed down because we do not wish to take clothes off, but to put clothes on, so that that which is mortal is swallowed up by life. 5But he who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has also given us the pledge: the spirit. 6So we are always of good courage, also knowing that although we are at home in the body, we are away from home, being away from the Lord – 7for we walk by faith, not by sight – 8but we are of good courage and would rather be away from home out of the body and be at home with the Lord. 9This is also why, whether at home or away from home, we aspire to be pleasing to him. 10For we must all be manifested before Christ's court, in order that each should receive what is due for the things he did in the body, whether a good or bad thing. 11So knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we have been manifested to God, and I hope we have also been manifested in your consciences. 12For we do not commend ourselves to you again, but we give you an occasion for boasting on our behalf, so that you may have something in answer to those who boast superficially but not in the heart. 13For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God, and if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14For the love of Christ constrains us, as we conclude as follows, that if one died for all, then all must have died, 15and he died for all, in order that those living should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised again. 16The result is that from now on we know no-one according to the flesh. And even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we no longer know him that way, 17with the result that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation – the old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new. 18And all things are from God who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19in that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their transgressions to them, and has placed the word of reconciliation among us to his own ends. 20So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God pleads through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. 21For he made him who knew no sin to be sin for our sakes, in order that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
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