2 Corinthians 5:18-21

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 the message of reconciliation. 5:20 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!” 5:21 God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

tn Or “he has entrusted to us.”

tn Or “as though God were begging.”

tn Or “we beg you.”

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

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

sn That is, “in Christ.”