Modern Literal Version
[2 Corinthians 5] 5:1 For* we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle should be torn-down, we have a building from God, a house not made* with hands, everlasting in the heavens. 5:2 For* indeed we are groaning in this house, longing to be clothed with our house which is from heaven; 5:3 if actually in also having clothed ourselves, we will not be found naked. 5:4 For* indeed we who are in this tabernacle are groaning, being burdened; not in which we wish to be stripped, but we wish for ourselves to be clothed, in order that the mortal one may be swallowed up by life. 5:5 Now God is the one who worked us *for this same thing, who also gave the down-payment of the Spirit to us.5:6 Therefore we are always courageous, and knowing that when* we are at home in the body; we are away from home, that is away from the Lord 5:7 (for* we are walking through faith, not through sight). 5:8 But we are courageous and are delighted rather to be away from home, away from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 5:9 Hence we also make it our aim to be well pleasing to him, whether at home, or away from home. 5:10 For* it is essential for all of us to appear before the judicial-seat of the Christ; in order that each one may get back the things donein the body, for what he practiced, whether good or evil.




     5:11 Therefore knowing the fear of the Lord, we are persuading men, but we have been manifested to God, and I hope to have also been manifested in yourĎ consciences. 5:12 For* we are not again commending ourselves to youĎ, but we are giving youĎ a starting-point of boasting on our behalf, in order that youĎ may have an answer toward those who boast in countenance {i.e. outward appearance} and not in heart. 5:13 For* whether we were crazy, it was to God; or whether we are sensible, it is for youĎ. 5:14 For* the love* of Christ is holding us together with him, having judged this thing: if one died on behalf of all, consequently*, all died; 5:15 and he died on behalf of all, in order that those who are living should no longer live to themselves, but to the one who died and rose again on their behalf. 5:16 So-then from hereafter we know no one according to the flesh, but even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, but now we know him as such no more. 5:17 So-then if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 5:18 But all things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ and gave the service of reconciliation to us; 5:19 as that, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ not counting to them their trespasses and having placed the word of reconciliation in us. 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors on behalf of Christ; asthough God is encouraging youĎ through us. We are beseeching youĎ on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 5:21 For* the one who knew no sin, he was made*the sin offering on our behalf; in order that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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