2 Corinthians 5

Thomson(i) 1 For we know that when the earthly house of this dwelling of ours is dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, everlasting in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, wishing earnestly to clothe ourselves with that house of ours; that heavenly habitation; 3 for having indeed that on, we shall not be found naked. 4 For truly we who are in this dwelling do groan, being loaded with a burden, for which we do not wish to unclothe ourselves, but to clothe ourselves, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now it is God who hath worked us up to this, and who hath indeed given us the earnest of the spirit. 6 Therefore we are always undaunted, [as we know that while we are dwelling in this body we are sojourning abroad from the Lord; 7 [for we walk by faith and not by sight;] 8 and go on undaunted [as we think it better for us to be abroad from the body and at home with the Lord;] 9 and therefore make it the height of our ambition, whether staying or going, to be well pleasing to him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of the Christ, that every one may receive according to what he hath done in this bodily state, whether good or evil. 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, and are open to the view of God, and I hope that we have been open also to your conscience. 12 For we are not "commending ourselves again to you" but are giving you an occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may make use of it before those who boast in outward appearance and not in heart. 13 For if we have been transported beyond ourselves it is to God; and if we are sober, it is for you. 14 For the love of the Christ urgeth us on, judging this, that if one died for all then indeed were they all dying, 15 and that he died for all to the end that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for him who died and was raised up for them. 16 So that henceforth we know no one after the flesh. Nay though we indeed knew Christ after the flesh, yet we now know him so no more. 17 So that if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things are passed away, behold! all those things are made new. 18 And all this is of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given us the ministry of this reconciliation. 19 So because God was in Christ reconciling a world to himself, not reckoning to them their transgressions, and hath committed to us the word of this reconciliation, 20 we therefore as ambassadors for Christ; as if God were exhorting by us, we, in behalf of Christ, intreat, "Be reconciled to God; 21 for he hath made him who knew no sin, a sin offering for us, that by him we may be made the righteousness of God;