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2 Corinthians 5 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.

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We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.

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For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.[fn]

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While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life.

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God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.

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For we live by believing and not by seeing.

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So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him.

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Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too.

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Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us,[fn] so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart.

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If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.

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Either way, Christ’s love controls us.[fn] Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.[fn]

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He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

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So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!

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This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

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And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

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For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.

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So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”

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For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,[fn] so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
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Greek we will not be naked.
Some manuscripts read proud of yourselves.
Or urges us on.
Greek Since one died for all, then all died.
Or to become sin itself.

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