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1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made by hand, eternal in the heavens.
2 For also in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,
2 And for this reason also, we groan, desiring to be clothed from above with our habitation from heaven.
2 We also weary over this earthly house, earnestly longing to use our house which is in heaven.
3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.
3 If we are so clothed, then we will not be found to be naked.
4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, inasmuch as we do not desire to be stripped, but to put on [clothing], that that which is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
4 Then too, we who are in this tabernacle groan under the burden, because we do not want to be stripped, but rather to be clothed from above, so that what is mortal may be absorbed by life.
4 While we are in this earthly house, we groan because of its weight: yet we are unwilling to leave it, but rather wish to add to it, so that death will be overcome by life.
5 Now He who has prepared us for this same thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.
5 Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
5 Now the One who accomplishes this very thing in us is God, who has given us the pledge of the Spirit.
6 Therefore always being confident, and knowing that while we are in the body, we are away from home from YHWH
6 Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord
7 (for we walk by faith, not by sight),
7 For we walk by means of faith, and not by sight.
8 but we are confident and prefer rather to be away from home from the body, and to be at home with YHWH.
8 we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
8 This is why we are confident, and anxious to be absent from the body, and to be present with our LORD.
9 Therefore also we have as our ambition, whether being at home, or being away from home, to be well pleasing to Him.
9 And thus we struggle, whether absent or present, to please him.
9 Wherefore we endeavor, that, whether present or absent, we may be pleasing to him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, in accordance with the things which he did, whether good or bad.
10 For it is necessary for us to be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive the proper things of the body, according to his behavior, whether it was good or evil.
11 Knowing, therefore, the fear of YHWH, we persuade men; but we have been made known to God. And I also hope to have been made known in your consciences.
11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest unto God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
11 Therefore, having knowledge of the fear of the Lord, we appeal to men, but we are made manifest before God. Yet I hope, too, that we may be made manifest in your consciences.
12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give to you an opportunity of boasting on our behalf, so that you may have [an answer] for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.
12 We are not again commending ourselves unto you, but [speak] as giving you occasion of glorying on our behalf, that ye may have wherewith to answer them that glory in appearance, and not in heart.
12 We are not boasting of ourselves to you, but we give you occasion to be proud of us, before those who glory as hypocrites but who are not sincere in heart.
13 For if we were beside ourselves, it [was] for God; or if we are of sound mind, [it is] for you.
13 For whether we are beside ourselves, it is unto God; or whether we are of sober mind, it is unto you.
13 For if we go wrong, we answer to God, and if we go straight, it is for you.
14 For the love of Christ compels us, having concluded this: that if One died for all, then all died;
14 For the charity of Christ urges us on, in consideration of this: that if one died for all, then all have died.
15 and He died for all, so that they who live should live no longer for themselves, but for the [One] who died for them and rose again.
15 And that he died for all, that those who live may not henceforth live for themselves, but for him who died and rose for them.
16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know [Him thus] no longer.
16 Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know [him so] no more.
16 And now from henceforth we do not know any one in the body: even though once we had known Christ in the body, we no longer know him now.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, all things have become new.
17 So if anyone is a new creature in Christ, what is old has passed away. Behold, all things have been made new.
17 Whoever from now on is a follower of Christ, is a new creation: old things have passed away;
18 And all things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and who gave to us the ministry of this reconciliation,
18 But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not reckoning their transgressions to them, and committing to us the word of this reconciliation.
19 For God was in Christ, who has reconciled the world with his majesty, not counting their sins against them; and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we serve as ambassadors for Christ, as though God were appealing through us: we implore [you] on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
20 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.
20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, so that God is exhorting through us. We beseech you for Christ: be reconciled to God.
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
21 Him who knew no sin he made [to be] sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
21 For God made him who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the justice of God in him.