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 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.”