King James Version2 Corinthians5

2 Corinthians

1 For we know that if our earth­ly house of this taber­na­cle were dis­solved, we have a build­ing of God, an house not made with hands, eter­nal in the heav­ens. 2 For in this we groan, earnest­ly de­sir­ing to be clothed upon with our house which is from heav­en: 3 If so be that be­ing clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this taber­na­cle do groan, be­ing bur­dened: not for that we would be un­clothed, but clothed up­on, that mor­tal­i­ty might be swal­lowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the self­same thing is God, who also hath giv­en unto us the earnest of the Spir­it. 6 There­fore we are al­ways con­fi­dent, know­ing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are ab­sent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are con­fi­dent, I say, and will­ing rather to be ab­sent from the body, and to be pre­sent with the Lord. 9 Where­fore we labour, that, whether pre­sent or ab­sent, we may be ac­cept­ed of him. 10 For we must all ap­pear be­fore the judg­ment seat of Christ; that ev­ery one may re­ceive the things done in his body, ac­cord­ing to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11 Know­ing there­fore the ter­ror of the Lord, we per­suade men; but we are made man­i­fest unto God; and I trust also are made man­i­fest in your con­sciences. 12 For we com­mend not our­selves again unto you, but give you oc­ca­sion to glo­ry on our be­half, that ye may have some­what to answer them which glo­ry in ap­pear­ance, and not in heart. 13 For whether we be be­side our­selves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14 For the love of Christ con­straineth us; be­cause we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not hence­forth live unto them­selves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16 Where­fore hence­forth know we no man af­ter the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ af­ter the flesh, yet now hence­forth know we him no more. 17 There­fore if any man be in Christ, he is a new crea­ture: old things are passed away; be­hold, all things are be­come new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath rec­on­ciled us to him­self by Je­sus Christ, and hath giv­en to us the min­istry of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, rec­on­cil­ing the world unto him­self, not im­put­ing their tres­pass­es unto them; and hath com­mit­ted unto us the word of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion. 20 Now then we are am­bas­sadors for Christ, as though God did be­seech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye rec­on­ciled to God. 21 For he hath made him ­to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righ­teous­ness of God in him.