- For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens.
- For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven:
- if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
- For indeed we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened;
not for that we would be unclothed, but that we would be clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life.
- Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
- Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord
- (for we walk by faith, not by sight);
- we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
- Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing unto him.
- For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat of Christ;
that each one may receive the things [done] in the body, according to what he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.
- Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest unto God;
and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
- We are not again commending ourselves unto you, but [speak] as giving you occasion of glorying on our behalf, that ye may have wherewith to answer them that glory in appearance, and not in heart.
- For whether we are beside ourselves, it is unto God;
or whether we are of sober mind, it is unto you.
- For the love of Christ constraineth us;
because we thus judge, that one died for all, therefore all died;
- and he died for all, that they that live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto him who for their sakes died and rose again.
- Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know [him so] no more.
- Wherefore if any man is in Christ, [he is] a new creature: the old things are passed away;
behold, they are become new.
- But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation;
- to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not reckoning unto them their trespasses, and having committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
- We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beseech [you] on behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.
- Him who knew no sin he made [to be] sin on our behalf;
that we might become the righteousness of God in him.