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5 For we know that if aour earthly house of bthis tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house cnot made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this dwe groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that ebeing clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in bthis tabernacle ddo groan, being burdened: not ffor that gwe would be unclothed, gbut hclothed upon, that mortality might be hswallowed up of life. 5 Now ihe that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath kgiven 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 lwe walk by faith, mnot by sight:) 8 nWe are confident, I say, and owilling 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 paccepted of him. 10 For we must all appear qbefore the judgment seat of Christ; rthat 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 sthe terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but twe are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are tmade manifest in your consciences. 12 For we ucommend not ourselves vagain unto you, but give you woccasion xto 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 ybeside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we zbe sober, it is for your cause. 14 For athe love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that bif one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, cthat they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16 Wherefore henceforth dknow we no man eafter the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ eafter the flesh, yet now henceforth fknow we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be gin Christ, ||he is ha new creature: iold things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, kwho hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us lthe ministry of mreconciliation; 19 To wit, that nGod was in Christ, kreconciling nnthe world unto himself, not oimputing their trespasses unto them; and hath †committed unto us the word of mreconciliation. 20 Now then pwe are ambassadors for Christ, as qthough God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, kbe ye reconciled to God. 21 For rhe hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made sthe righteousness of God in him.
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