Parallel Verses

World English Bible

We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

King James Version

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Holman Bible

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”

International Standard Version

Therefore, we are the Messiah's representatives, as though God were pleading through us. We plead on the Messiah's behalf: "Be reconciled to God!"

A Conservative Version

We are therefore, ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were calling through us. We plead on behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

So we are Christ's ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ's personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.

An Understandable Version

So, we [apostles] are ambassadors, [speaking] on behalf of Christ. [It is] as though God were appealing [to people] through us: "We urge you people, on behalf of Christ, to be restored to fellowship with God."

Anderson New Testament

Therefore, we act as ambassadors for Christ, as though God entreated through us; we beseech in Christ's stead, be reconciled to God:

Bible in Basic English

So we are the representatives of Christ, as if God was making a request to you through us: we make our request to you, in the name of Christ, be at peace with God.

Common New Testament

We are therefore ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making his appeal through us. We beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

we then are ambassadors for Christ, and 'tis God who makes you the offers by us: we pray you in the name of Christ, to make your peace with God.

Darby Translation

We are ambassadors therefore for Christ, God as it were beseeching by us, we entreat for Christ, Be reconciled to God.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore we are embassadors in behalf of Christ, as God is intreating you through us; we pray you in behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.

Goodspeed New Testament

It is for Christ, therefore, that I am an envoy, seeing that God makes his appeal through me. On Christ's behalf I beg you to be reconciled to God.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore we are embassadors for Christ, as though God were intreating by us: we beseech you, in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Julia Smith Translation

For Christ therefore are we ambassadors, as of God beseeching by us: we pray for the sake of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.

King James 2000

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore we are ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as [if] God were imploring [you] through us. We beg [you] on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Modern King James verseion

Then we are ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as God exhorting through us, we beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now then are we messengers in the room of Christ: even as though God did beseech you through us. So pray we you, in Christ's stead, that ye be at one with God:

Moffatt New Testament

So I am an envoy for Christ, God appealing by me, as it were ??be reconciled to God, I entreat you on behalf of Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

On Christ's behalf, then, I come as ambassador. It is as though God was entreating you, through me, on Christ's behalf I beg you to be reconciled to God.

NET Bible

Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea through us. We plead with you on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God!"

New Heart English Bible

We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Noyes New Testament

We then are ambassadors for Christ; as though God were exhorting you by us, in behalf of Christ we entreat you, Be reconciled to God.

Sawyer New Testament

We are embassadors therefore for Christ, as though God besought you by us; we pray you, for Christ, be reconciled to God.

The Emphasized Bible

In behalf of Christ, therefore, are we ambassadors, - as if God were beseeching through us: we entreat, in behalf of Christ, - be reconciled unto God!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God exhorted you by us; we entreat you for Christ's sake, be ye reconciled to God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is, then, on Christ's behalf that we are acting as ambassadors, God, as it were, appealing to you through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf--Be reconciled to God.

Webster

Now then we are embassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Weymouth New Testament

On Christ's behalf therefore we come as ambassadors, God, as it were, making entreaty through our lips: we, on Christ's behalf, beseech men to be reconciled to God.

Williams New Testament

So I am an envoy to represent Christ, because it is through me that God is making His appeal. As one representing Christ I beg you, be reconciled to God.

Worrell New Testament

On behalf of Christ, therefore, we are ambassadors, as though God were beseeching through us, we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled to God

Worsley New Testament

We are therefore ambassadors for Christ, and as God exhorteth you by us, we intreat you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Youngs Literal Translation

in behalf of Christ, then, we are ambassadors, as if God were calling through us, we beseech, in behalf of Christ, 'Be ye reconciled to God;'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

πρεσβεύω 
Presbeuo 
Usage: 2

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

as though
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

you by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

we pray
δέομαι 
Deomai 
Usage: 18

you in
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

be ye reconciled
καταλλάσσω 
Katallasso 
Usage: 6

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 5:20

Images 2 Corinthians 5:20

Context Readings

Controlled By The Love Of Christ

19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.



Cross References

2 Corinthians 6:1

Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain,

Ephesians 6:20

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Malachi 2:7

For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of Yahweh of Armies.

Job 22:21

"Acquaint yourself with him, now, and be at peace. Thereby good shall come to you.

Proverbs 1:22-33

"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:

2 Kings 17:13

Yet Yahweh testified to Israel, and to Judah, by every prophet, and every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets."

2 Chronicles 36:15

Yahweh, the God of their fathers, sent to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending, because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:

Jeremiah 13:16-17

Give glory to Yahweh your God, before he causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turns it into the shadow of death, and makes it gross darkness.

Jeremiah 38:20

But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver you. Obey, I beg you, the voice of Yahweh, in that which I speak to you: so it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live.

Jeremiah 44:4

However I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, don't do this abominable thing that I hate.

Ezekiel 18:31-32

Cast away from you all your transgressions, in which you have transgressed; and make yourself a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, house of Israel?

Luke 10:16

Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."

Luke 14:23

"The lord said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

John 20:21

Jesus therefore said to them again, "Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you."

Acts 26:17-18

delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you,

1 Corinthians 4:4-5

For I know nothing against myself. Yet I am not justified by this, but he who judges me is the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:6

who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God; and I hope that we are revealed also in your consciences.

1 Thessalonians 4:8

Therefore he who rejects this doesn't reject man, but God, who has also given his Holy Spirit to you.

Nehemiah 9:29

and testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law. Yet they dealt proudly, and didn't listen to your commandments, but sinned against your ordinances, (which if a man does, he shall live in them), turned their backs, stiffened their neck, and would not hear.

Job 33:6

Behold, I am toward God even as you are. I am also formed out of the clay.

Job 33:23

"If there is beside him an angel, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man what is right for him;

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.

Isaiah 27:5

Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me. Let him make peace with me."

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