11 Therefore, knowing the afear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are bmade manifest also in your consciences.
12 We are not aagain commending ourselves to you but are giving you an boccasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.
13 For if we 1are abeside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
14 For the love of Christ acontrols us, having concluded this, that bone died for all, therefore all died;
15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer alive for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one 1aaccording to the flesh; even though we have known Christ 1according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.
17 Therefore if anyone is ain Christ, 1he is ba new creature; cthe old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
18 Now aall these things are from God, bwho reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the cministry of reconciliation,
19 namely, that aGod was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, bnot counting their trespasses against them, and 1He has 2committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Therefore, we are aambassadors for Christ, bas though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be creconciled to God.