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2 Corinthians 5:18-21

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5:18 And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 5:19 In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, and he has given us 1  the message of reconciliation. 5:20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea 2  through us. We plead with you 3  on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!” 5:21 God 4  made the one who did not know sin 5  to be sin for us, so that in him 6  we would become the righteousness of God.

1 tn Or “he has entrusted to us.”

2 tn Or “as though God were begging.”

3 tn Or “we beg you.”

4 tn Grk “He”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 sn The one who did not know sin is a reference to Jesus Christ.

6 sn That is, “in Christ.”



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