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2 Corinthians 5 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:1 - For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:2 - Here indeed we groan, and long to put on our heavenly dwelling,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:3 - so that by putting it on we may not be found naked.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:4 - For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with anxiety; not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:5 - He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:6 - So we are always of good courage; we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:7 - for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:8 - We are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:9 - So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:11 - Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men; but what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:12 - We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to be proud of us, so that you may be able to answer those who pride themselves on a man's position and not on his heart.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:13 - For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:14 - For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:15 - And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:16 - From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:17 - Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:18 - All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:19 - that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:20 - So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:21 - For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

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