2 Corinthians 5

CLV(i) 1 For we are aware that, if our terrestrial tabernacle house should be demolished, we have a building of God, a house not made by hands, eonian, in the heavens." 2 For in this also we are groaning, longing to be dressed in our habitation which is out of heaven, 3 if so be that, being dressed also, we shall not be found naked." 4 For we also, who are in the tabernacle, are groaning, being burdened, on which we are not wanting to be stripped, but to be dressed, that the mortal may be swallowed up by life." 5 Now He Who produces us for this same longing is God, Who is also giving us the earnest of the spirit." 6 Being, then, courageous always, and aware that, being at home in the body, we are away from home from the Lord" 7 (for by faith are we walking, not by perception), 8 yet we are encouraged, and are delighting rather to be away from home out of the body and to be at home with the Lord." 9 Wherefore we are ambitious also, whether at home or away from home, to be well pleasing to Him." 10 For all of us must be manifested in front of the dais of Christ, that each should be requited for that which he puts into practice through the body, whether good or bad." 11 Being aware, then, of the fear of the Lord, we are persuading men, yet we are manifest to God. Now I am expecting to be manifest in your consciences also." 12 Not again are we commending ourselves to you, but are giving an incentive to you by boasting over you, that you may have it for those who are boasting in personal appearance and not in heart." 13 For, whether we were beside ourselves, it is to God, whether we are sane, it is to you." 14 For the love of Christ is constraining us, judging this, that, if One died for the sake of all, consequently all died." 15 And He died for the sake of all that those who are living should by no means still be living to themselves, but to the One dying and being roused for their sakes." 16 So that we, from now on, are acquainted with no one according to flesh. Yet even if we have known Christ according to flesh, nevertheless now we know Him so no longer." 17 So that, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: the primitive passed by. Lo! there has come new!" 18 Yet all is of God, Who conciliates us to Himself through Christ, and is giving us the dispensation of the conciliation, 19 how that God was in Christ, conciliating the world to Himself, not reckoning their offenses to them, and placing in us the word of the conciliation." 20 For Christ, then, are we ambassadors, as of God entreating through us. We are beseeching for Christ's sake, "Be conciliated to God!" 21 For the One not knowing sin, He makes to be a sin offering for our sakes that we may be becoming God's righteousness in Him."