5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, 1 so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil. 2
2 Corinthians 5:15Context
5:15 And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised. 3
1 sn The judgment seat (βῆμα, bhma) was a raised platform mounted by steps and sometimes furnished with a seat, used by officials in addressing an assembly or making pronouncements, often on judicial matters. The judgment seat was a common item in Greco-Roman culture, often located in the agora, the public square or marketplace in the center of a city. Use of the term in reference to Christ’s judgment would be familiar to Paul’s 1st century readers.
2 tn Or “whether good or bad.”
3 tn Or “but for him who died and was raised for them.”