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2 Corinthians 5:11

The Message of Reconciliation

5:11 Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, 1  we try to persuade 2  people, 3  but we are well known 4  to God, and I hope we are well known to your consciences too.

2 Corinthians 7:1


7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves 5  from everything that could defile the body 6  and the spirit, and thus accomplish 7  holiness out of reverence for God. 8 

1 tn Or “because we know what it means to fear the Lord.”

2 tn The present tense of πείθομεν (peiqomen) has been translated as a conative present.

3 tn Grk “men”; but ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is generic here since clearly both men and women are in view (Paul did not attempt to win only men to the gospel he preached).

4 tn Or “clearly evident.” BDAG 1048 s.v. φανερόω 2.b.β has “θεῷ πεφανερώμεθα we are well known to God 2 Cor 5:11a, cp. 11b; 11:6 v.l.”

5 tn Or “purify ourselves.”

6 tn Grk “from every defilement of the flesh.”

7 tn Grk “accomplishing.” The participle has been translated as a finite verb due to considerations of contemporary English style, and “thus” has been supplied to indicate that it represents a result of the previous cleansing.

8 tn Grk “in the fear of God.”

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