Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

For Christ's love for us motivates us, because we have concluded that, [since] one person [i.e., Christ] died for all people, so then all people have died. [Note: This may mean simply that Christ died for all people, who were dead in their sins].

New American Standard Bible

For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;

King James Version

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Holman Bible

For Christ’s love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, then all died.

International Standard Version

The love of the Messiah controls us, for we are convinced of this: that one person died for all people; therefore, all people have died.

A Conservative Version

For the love of Christ holds us together, having judge this, that if one died for all, then all died.

American Standard Version

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that one died for all, therefore all died;

Amplified

For the love of Christ controls and compels us, because we have concluded this, that One died for all, therefore all died;

Anderson New Testament

For the love of Christ constrains us, because we have this judgment that if one died for all, then have all died:

Bible in Basic English

For it is the love of Christ which is moving us; because we are of the opinion that if one was put to death for all, then all have undergone death;

Common New Testament

For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.

Daniel Mace New Testament

to this I am urg'd by the love I bear to Christ, persuaded as I am, that if one died for all, then were all in a dying state: and that he died for all,

Darby Translation

For the love of the Christ constrains us, having judged this: that one died for all, then all have died;

Godbey New Testament

For the love of Christ constrains us; having judged this, that one died for all; then were all dead;

Goodspeed New Testament

It is Christ's love that controls me, for I have become convinced that as one has died for all, all have died,

John Wesley New Testament

For the love of Christ constraineth us, while we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Julia Smith Translation

For the love of Christ holds us together; having judged this, that if one died for all, then all dead:

King James 2000

For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the love of Christ controls us, [because we] have concluded this: that one died for all; as a result all died.

Modern King James verseion

For the love of Christ constrains us, judging this, that if one died for all, then all died;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, if one be dead for all, that then are all dead:

Moffatt New Testament

for I am controlled by the love of Christ, convinced that as One has died for all, then all have died,

Montgomery New Testament

For the love of Christ overmasters me; because I thus judge that if One has died for all, then all have died;

NET Bible

For the love of Christ controls us, since we have concluded this, that Christ died for all; therefore all have died.

New Heart English Bible

For the love of Christ constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died.

Noyes New Testament

For the love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judged, that if one died for all, then all died;

Sawyer New Testament

For the love of Christ constrains us, judging this, that if one died for all then were all dead;

The Emphasized Bible

For, the love of the Christ, constraineth us; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the love of Christ constraineth us, because we judge thus, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is the love of the Christ which compels us, when we reflect that, as one died for all, therefore all died;

Webster

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Weymouth New Testament

For the love of Christ overmasters us, the conclusion at which we have arrived being this--that One having died for all, His death was their death,

Williams New Testament

For the love of Christ continuously constrains me, because I am convinced that as One died for all, all have died,

World English Bible

For the love of Christ constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died.

Worrell New Testament

For the love of Christ is constraining us; having judged this, that One died for all; consequently, they all died:

Worsley New Testament

For the love of Christ constraineth us, being fully persuaded of this, that if One died for all, then were all dead.

Youngs Literal Translation

for the love of the Christ doth constrain us, having judged thus: that if one for all died, then the whole died,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the love
G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

συνέχω 
sunecho 
be taken with, throng, straiten, keep in, hold, stop, press, lie sick of, constrain, be in a strait
Usage: 10

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

we thus judge
κρίνω 
Krino 
Usage: 84

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

one
εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

ἀποθνήσκω 
Apothnesko 
die, be dead, be at the point of death +9, perish, lie a dying, be slain +, vr dead
Usage: 93

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704
Usage: 704

ἄρα 
Ara 
therefore , so then , now therefore , then , wherefore , haply , not tr,
Usage: 35

ἀποθνήσκω 
Apothnesko 
die, be dead, be at the point of death +9, perish, lie a dying, be slain +, vr dead
Usage: 93

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 5:14

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 5:14

Images 2 Corinthians 5:14

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 5:14

Context Readings

Controlled By The Love Of Christ

13 For if we [seem to] be crazy, it is for the sake [of the work] of God, or if we [seem to] be sensible, it is for your benefit. 14 For Christ's love for us motivates us, because we have concluded that, [since] one person [i.e., Christ] died for all people, so then all people have died. [Note: This may mean simply that Christ died for all people, who were dead in their sins]. 15 And Christ died for all people, so that those who are alive should not live for themselves anymore, but for Him who died and rose again for their sakes.


Cross References

Matthew 10:37-38

The person who loves his father and mother more than me does not deserve me [i.e., to be my disciple]. And the person who loves his son or daughter more than me does not deserve me [i.e., to be my disciple].

John 11:25

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; the person who believes in me will live on, even though he dies [physically].

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified [i.e., died] with Christ, and so I am not the one who lives [anymore] but rather, it is Christ who lives in my heart. And [now] my entire life is being lived by trusting in the Son of God [to save and keep me], because He loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified [i.e., died] with Christ, and so I am not the one who lives [anymore] but rather, it is Christ who lives in my heart. And [now] my entire life is being lived by trusting in the Son of God [to save and keep me], because He loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Matthew 20:28

Even so, the Son of man did not come to be served [by others] but to be the servant [of others], and to sacrifice His life as a ransom price to purchase many people [i.e., back from Satan]."

John 1:29

On the next day John [the Immerser] saw Jesus approaching him and said, "Look, [there is] the Lamb of God; He [will] take away the sin of the people of the world.

Romans 5:15

But the free gift [of salvation through Christ] is not [exactly] like the sin [of Adam]. For if many people died [physically] because of the sin of the one man [i.e., Adam], how much more did God's favor abound by [providing] His gracious gift [of salvation] to many people because of the one man, Jesus Christ.

Titus 3:3

For we [Christians] were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various kinds of [evil] desires and [sinful] pleasures. [We used to] live in malice and envy, hating people and being hated by them.

Titus 3:3

For we [Christians] were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various kinds of [evil] desires and [sinful] pleasures. [We used to] live in malice and envy, hating people and being hated by them.

Luke 7:42-47

When these two men did not have [the money] to repay him, the moneylender canceled [the debts of] both of them. Now which of them will love him more?"

John 11:50-52

And you are not taking into consideration that it would be profitable to you for one man to die for the people, so that the entire nation would not be destroyed."

John 14:21-23

The person who knows [what] my commandments [are] and obeys them is the one who [truly] loves me. And the person who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.

John 21:15-17

So, after they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you really love me more than these [other disciples do]?" Peter answered Him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." [Note: Since two different Greek words for "love" are used in this conversation, some scholars see a distinction in their meaning. See Butler, Vol. II, pp. 453-457 for a discussion of these views]. Jesus replied to him, "[Then] feed my lambs."

Acts 4:19-20

But Peter and John replied, "You decide whether it is right before God to listen to you men or to Him;

Acts 18:5

But when Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia [i.e., from the town of Berea], Paul began devoting his full time to declaring the message to Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

Romans 2:2

Now we [Jews] know that God's judgment against people who practice such things [i.e., the Gentiles] is according to truth. [Note: Some use "You say," at the beginning of the sentence, making it an assertion of the Jews which Paul sets about to answer].

Romans 14:7-9

For none of us lives for his own benefit [only], and none of us dies for his own benefit [only].

1 Corinthians 2:14

Now the natural person [Note: Since this person is contrasted with the spiritual person of verse 15, it is taken here to mean the person without the Holy Spirit] does not receive the things [i.e., truths] revealed by the Holy Spirit of God, because they are [considered] foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them because they must be discerned by using spiritual judgment [i.e., judgment aided by the Holy Spirit].

1 Corinthians 16:22

If anyone [there] does not love the Lord, he deserves to be cut off from God. O Lord, come [back soon].

2 Corinthians 3:7

But if the ministry [of the law] that brings [spiritual] death, being carved in letters on stones, came with [such] splendor that the Israelites could not look at Moses' face because of its radiance [See Ex. 34:29-35], (even though such radiance [eventually] faded away),

2 Corinthians 3:9

For if the ministry [of the law] that brings condemnation came with splendor, will not the ministry that brings righteousness [i.e., the New Agreement] have greater splendor?

2 Corinthians 8:8-9

I am not saying this [to you] as a command, but by telling you how eager others are [to help], to find out how genuine your love is also.

Ephesians 2:1-5

And you [Gentiles] were once [spiritually] dead because of your shortcomings and sins.

Ephesians 3:18-19

so that you, along with all the saints [i.e., God's holy people], will be [spiritually] strong enough to grasp how wide and long and high and deep [Christ's love is];

Ephesians 6:24

May God's unearned favor be upon all of those [there] who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.

Colossians 2:13

And when you were [spiritually] dead because of your sins and your lack of being physically circumcised [Note: This refers to their having been unconverted Gentiles and therefore outside of a relationship with God], God made you alive [again] together with Christ, having forgiven us for all of our sins.

1 Timothy 2:6

who gave Himself as a ransom on behalf of all people [i.e., as a substitute in place of others]. The proper time for the testimony [of this event to be proclaimed] has arrived. [Note: The correct meaning of the foregoing sentence is very difficult to determine].

1 Timothy 5:6

But the widow who devotes herself to unrestrained pleasure is [spiritually] dead, even while still living.

Hebrews 2:9

But we do see Jesus, who was made a little bit lower than the angels [i.e., by suffering death as a human being], and was crowned with splendor and honor because He suffered death. It was by God's unearned favor that He would experience death for every person.

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not [so] unjust as to forget the work you are doing and the love you have shown for Him, as you ministered to the saints [i.e., His holy people] and continue to minister [to them].

1 Peter 1:8

Although you have not seen Jesus, you [still] love Him and believe in Him, and this causes you to have an indescribable, glorious joy.

1 John 2:1-2

My little children [i.e., dear ones], I am writing this to you so that you will not sin anymore. But if anyone does sin, we have Someone to go to the Father on our behalf; it is Jesus Christ, the [only] righteous One.

1 John 5:19

We [also] know that we are [children] of God and that the people of the whole world lie under [the control of] the evil one [i.e., Satan].

1 John 5:19

We [also] know that we are [children] of God and that the people of the whole world lie under [the control of] the evil one [i.e., Satan].

1 John 5:19-7

We [also] know that we are [children] of God and that the people of the whole world lie under [the control of] the evil one [i.e., Satan].

Luke 15:24

For my son here was dead [spiritually], but is [now] alive again. He was lost [from me], but [now] is found.' And they began to celebrate.

Luke 15:32

But it was [only] proper that we celebrate and have a good time, for this brother of yours was dead [spiritually], but is [now] alive again; he was lost [from me] but [now] is found.'"

Luke 24:29

So, the men urged Him to remain with them, saying, "Stay with us [i.e., overnight], because it is getting late and the day is almost over." So, He went [to their house] to stay with them.

John 5:25

Truly, truly, I tell you, the time is coming, and is now [actually] here, when those who are [spiritually] dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear [i.e., and heed His message] will have [spiritual] life.

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