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2 Corinthians, Chapter 5

5:1 For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle is dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens.
5:2 For truly in this we groan, longing to be clothed on with our habitation which is from heaven:
5:3 if so be that being unclothed we will not be found naked.
5:4 For indeed we who are in this tabernacle groan, being burdened; not that we want to be unclothed, but that we want to be clothed, that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life.
5:5 Now he who worked us for this very thing is God, who gave to us the security deposit of the Spirit.
5:6 Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.
5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
5:8 We are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
5:9 Therefore we also make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing to him.
5:10 For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat of Christ; that each may receive the things [done] in the body, according to what he has participated in, whether [it is] good or bad.
5:11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your+ consciences.
5:12 We are not again commending ourselves to you+, but [speak] as giving you+ occasion of glorying on our behalf, that you+ may have the means to answer those who glory in appearance, and not in heart.
5:13 For whether we are beside ourselves, it is to God; or whether we are of sober mind, it is to you+.
5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that one died for all, therefore all died;
5:15 and he died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again.
5:16 Therefore we from now on know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know [him so] no more.
5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, [he is] a new creation: the old things are passed away; look, they have become new.
5:18 But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave to us the service of reconciliation;
5:19 to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.
5:20 We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we urge [you+] on behalf of Christ, be+ reconciled to God.
5:21 Him who knew no sin he made [to be] sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

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