1 For we know that if our earthly house of the tent were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
1 We know that if the earthly tent we live in is torn down, we have a building in heaven that comes from God, an eternal house not built by human hands.
2 For also in this we groan, longing to have our dwelling from heaven put on:
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
2 For in this one we sigh, since we long to put on our heavenly dwelling.
3 If also being even clothed we shall not be found naked.
3 inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked.
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
3 Of course, if we do put it on, we will not be found without a body.
4 For also being in the tent we groan, being loaded: since we wish not to be unclothed, but to be clothed, that the mortal should be swallowed up of life.
4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
4 So while we are still in this tent, we sigh under our burdens, because we do not want to put it off but to put it on, so that our dying bodies may be swallowed up by life.
5 And he having brought us about to this same, God, he having also given us the pledge of the Spirit.
5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
5 And the One who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.
5 God has prepared us for this and has given us his Spirit as a guarantee.
6 Therefore being always confident, and knowing that, being at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
6 So, we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.
6 Therefore, we are always confident, and we know that as long as we are at home in this body we are away from the Lord.
8 And we are confident, and are contented rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home in the Lord.
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
8 We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord.
9 Wherefore also let us seek the honour, whether being at home, whether being absent, to be pleasing to him.
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
9 So whether we are at home or away from home, our goal is to be pleasing to him.
10 For we must all be made manifest before the judgment seat of Christ; that each might receive the things for the body, for what he did, good or bad.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
10 For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of the Messiah, so that each of us may receive what he deserves for what he has done in his body, whether good or worthless.
11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men; and we are made manifest to God; and I hope also to have been made manifest to your consciences.
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
11 Therefore, since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade people. We ourselves are perfectly known to God. I hope we are also really known to your consciences.
12 For not again do we recommend ourselves to you, but giving you occasion for boasting over us, that ye might have for them boasting in face, and not in heart.
12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
12 We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to be proud of us, so that you may have a reply for those who take pride in the outward appearance(d) rather than in the heart.
12 We are not recommending ourselves to you again but are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so that you can answer those who are proud of outward things rather than inward character.
13 For whether we be beside ourselves, to God: or be of sound mind, to you.
13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
13 So if we were crazy, it was for God; if we are sane, it is for you.
14 For the love of Christ holds us together; having judged this, that if one died for all, then all dead:
14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
14 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.
15 And he died for all, that the living no more live to themselves, but o him having died for them, and having risen.
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
15 He died for all people, so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for the one who died and rose for them.
16 So that we from now know none according to the flesh: and if also we have known Christ according to the:flesh, but now we know no more.
16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
16 So then, from now on we do not think of anyone from a human point of view. Even if we did think of the Messiah from a human point of view, we don't think of him that way anymore.
17 So that if any in Christ, a new creation: old things have passed away; behold, all have become new.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and look! all things have become new!
18 And all things of God, having reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and given us the service of reconciliation;
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
18 All of this comes from God, who has reconciled us to himself through the Messiah and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
19 For as God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their faults; and having set in us the word of reconciliation.
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
19 for through the Messiah, God was reconciling the world to himself by not counting their sins against them. He has committed his message of reconciliation to us.
20 For Christ therefore are we ambassadors, as of God beseeching by us: we pray for the sake of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.
20 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.
20 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!"
21 For him not knowing sin, he made sin for us; that we might be the justice of God in him.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
21 God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.
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