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2 Corinthians 5:14–21

14 For Christ’s love compels a us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, b then all died. 15 And He died for all c so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, d but for the One e who died for them and was raised.

The Ministry of Reconciliation

16 From now on, then, we do not know f anyone in a purely human way. g Even if we have known h Christ in a purely human way, i yet now we no longer know j Him in this way. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; k old things have passed away, and look, l new things m have come. n 18 Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: o 19 That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world p to Himself, q not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors r for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, s “Be reconciled to God.” 21 He made the One who did not know sin t to be sin u for us, v so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

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