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2 Corinthians 5 (WEBP)

[1] For we know that if the earthly house of our tent is dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens.
[2] For most certainly in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,
[3] if indeed being clothed, we will not be found naked.
[4] For indeed we who are in this tent do groan, being burdened, not that we desire to be unclothed, but that we desire to be clothed, that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
[5] Now he who made us for this very thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.
[6] Therefore we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord;
[7] for we walk by faith, not by sight.
[8] We are courageous, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
[9] Therefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing to him.
[10] For we must all be revealed before the judgment seat of Christ that each one may receive the things in the body according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
[11] Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God, and I hope that we are revealed also in your consciences.
[12] For we are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer those who boast in appearance and not in heart.
[13] For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God. Or if we are of sober mind, it is for you.
[14] For the love of Christ compels us; because we judge thus: that one died for all, therefore all died.
[15] He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again.
[16] Therefore we know no one according to the flesh from now on. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no more.
[17] Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold,§ all things have become new.
[18] But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;
[19] namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.
[20] We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
[21] For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Behold”, from “ἰδοὺ”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.

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2 Corinthians 5 (KJVS)

[1] For G1063 we know G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754 if G1437 our G2257 earthly G1919 house G3614 of [this] tabernacle G4636 were dissolved G2647 (AorPasSubj), we have G2192 (PresActInd) a building G3619 of G1537 God G2316, an house G3614 not made with hands G886, eternal G166 in G1722 the heavens G3772.
[2] For G2532 G1063 in G1722 this G5129 we groan G4727 (PresActInd), earnestly desiring G1971 (PresActPtc) to be clothed upon G1902 (AorMidInf) with our G2257 house G3613 which G3588 is from G1537 heaven G3772:
[3] If G1489 so G2532 be that being clothed G1746 (AorMidPtc) we shall G2147 not G3756 be found G2147 (FutPasInd) naked G1131.
[4] For G2532 G1063 we that are G5607 (PresPtc) in G1722 [this] tabernacle G4636 do groan G4727 (PresActInd), being burdened G916 (PresPasPtc): not G3756 for that G1894 we would G2309 (PresActInd) be unclothed G1562 (AorMidInf), but G235 clothed upon G1902 (AorMidInf), that G2443 mortality G2349 might be swallowed up G2666 (AorPasSubj) of G5259 life G2222.
[5] Now G1161 he that hath wrought G2716 (AorMidDepPtc) us G2248 for G1519 the selfsame thing G846 G5124 [is] God G2316, who G3588 also G2532 hath given G1325 (Aor2ActPtc) unto us G2254 the earnest G728 of the Spirit G4151.
[6] Therefore G3767 G2532 [we are] always G3842 confident G2292 (PresActPtc), knowing G1492 (PerfActPtc) that G3754, whilst we are at home G1736 (PresActPtc) in G1722 the body G4983, we are absent G1553 (PresActInd) from G575 the Lord G2962:
[7] (For G1063 we walk G4043 (PresActInd) by G1223 faith G4102, not G3756 by G1223 sight G1491:)
[8] We are confident G2292 (PresActInd), [I say], and G1161 G2532 willing G2106 (PresActInd) rather G3123 to be absent G1553 (AorActInf) from G1537 the body G4983, and G2532 to be present G1736 (AorActInf) with G4314 the Lord G2962.
[9] Wherefore G1352 we labour G5389 (PresMidPasDepInd), that G2532, whether G1535 present G1736 (PresActPtc) or G1535 absent G1553 (PresActPtc), we may be G1511 (PresInf) accepted G2101 of him G846.
[10] For G1063 we G2248 must G1163 (PresInd) all G3956 appear G5319 (AorPasInf) before G1715 the judgment seat G968 of Christ G5547; that G2443 every one G1538 may receive G2865 (AorMidSubj) the things [done] in G1223 [his] body G4983, according G4314 to that G3739 he hath done G4238 (AorActInd), whether G1535 [it be] good G18 or G1535 bad G2556.
[11] Knowing G1492 (PerfActPtc) therefore G3767 the terror G5401 of the Lord G2962, we persuade G3982 (PresActInd) men G444; but G1161 we are made manifest G5319 (PerfPasInd) unto God G2316; and G1161 I trust G1679 (PresActInd) also G2532 are made manifest G5319 (PerfPasInf) in G1722 your G5216 consciences G4893.
[12] For G1063 we commend G4921 (PresActInd) not G3756 ourselves G1438 again G3825 unto you G5213, but G235 give G1325 (PresActPtc) you G5213 occasion G874 to glory G2745 on G5228 our G2257 behalf G5228, that G2443 ye may have G2192 (PresActSubj) somewhat to G4314 [answer] them which glory G2744 (PresMidPasDepPtc) in G1722 appearance G4383, and G2532 not G3756 in heart G2588.
[13] For G1063 whether G1535 we be beside ourselves G1839 (Aor2ActInd), [it is] to God G2316: or whether G1535 we be sober G4993 (PresActInd), [it is] for your cause G5213.
[14] For G1063 the love G26 of Christ G5547 constraineth G4912 (PresActInd) us G2248; because we thus G5124 judge G2919 (AorActPtc), that G3754 if G1487 one G1520 died G599 (Aor2ActInd) for G5228 all G3956, then G686 were G599 all G3956 dead G599 (Aor2ActInd):
[15] And G2532 [that] he died G599 (Aor2ActInd) for G5228 all G3956, that G2443 they which live G2198 (PresActPtc) should G2198 not henceforth G3371 live G2198 (PresActSubj) unto themselves G1438, but G235 unto him which died G599 (Aor2ActPtc) for G5228 them G846, and G2532 rose again G1453 (AorPasPtc).
[16] Wherefore G5620 henceforth G575 G3568 know G1492 (PerfActInd) we G2249 no man G3762 after G2596 the flesh G4561: yea G1161, though G1499 we have known G1097 (PerfActInd) Christ G5547 after G2596 the flesh G4561, yet G235 now G3568 henceforth G3765 know we G1097 (PresActInd) [him] no more G3765.
[17] Therefore G5620 if any man G1536 [be] in G1722 Christ G5547, [he is] a new G2537 creature G2937: old things G744 are passed away G3928 (Aor2ActInd); behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), all things G3956 are become G1096 (Perf2ActInd) new G2537.
[18] And G1161 all things G3956 [are] of G1537 God G2316, who G3588 hath reconciled G2644 (AorActPtc) us G2248 to himself G1438 by G1223 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, and G2532 hath given G1325 (Aor2ActPtc) to us G2254 the ministry G1248 of reconciliation G2643;
[19] To wit G5613, that G3754 God G2316 was G2258 (ImpfInd) in G1722 Christ G5547, reconciling G2644 (PresActPtc) the world G2889 unto himself G1438, not G3361 imputing G3049 (PresMidPasDepPtc) their G846 trespasses G3900 unto them G846; and G2532 hath committed G5087 (Aor2MidPtc) unto G1722 us G2254 the word G3056 of reconciliation G2643.
[20] Now then G3767 we are ambassadors G4243 (PresActInd) for G5228 Christ G5547, as though G5613 God G2316 did beseech G3870 (PresActPtc) [you] by G1223 us G2257: we pray G1189 (PresMidPasDepInd) [you] in G5228 Christ’s G5547 stead G5228, be ye reconciled G2644 (Aor2PasImpr) to God G2316.
[21] For G1063 he hath made G4160 (AorActInd) him [to be] sin G266 for G5228 us G2257, who G3588 knew G1097 (Aor2ActPtc) no G3361 sin G266; that G2443 we G2249 might be made G1096 (PresMidPasDepSubj) the righteousness G1343 of God G2316 in G1722 him G846.

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Corinthians 5 (YLT)

[1] For we have known that if our earthly house of the tabernacle may be thrown down, a building from God we have, an house not made with hands-age-during-in the heavens,
[2] for also in this we groan, with our dwelling that is from heaven earnestly desiring to clothe ourselves,
[3] if so be that, having clothed ourselves, we shall not be found naked,
[4] for we also who are in the tabernacle do groan, being burdened, seeing we wish not to unclothe ourselves, but to clothe ourselves, that the mortal may be swallowed up of the life.
[5] And He who did work us to this self-same thing is God, who also did give to us the earnest of the Spirit;
[6] having courage, then, at all times, and knowing that being at home in the body, we are away from home from the Lord,-
[7] for through faith we walk, not through sight-
[8] we have courage, and are well pleased rather to be away from the home of the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
[9] Wherefore also we are ambitious, whether at home or away from home, to be well pleasing to him,
[10] for all of us it behoveth to be manifested before the tribunal of the Christ, that each one may receive the things done through the body, in reference to the things that he did, whether good or evil;
[11] having known, therefore, the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, and to God we are manifested, and I hope also in your consciences to have been manifested;
[12] for not again ourselves do we recommend to you, but we are giving occasion to you of glorifying in our behalf, that ye may have something in reference to those glorifying in face and not in heart;
[13] for whether we were beside ourselves, it was to God; whether we be of sound mind-it is to you,
[14] for the love of the Christ doth constrain us, having judged thus: that if one for all died, then the whole died,
[15] and for all he died, that those living, no more to themselves may live, but to him who died for them, and was raised again.
[16] So that we henceforth have known no one according to the flesh, and even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him no more;
[17] so that if any one is in Christ-he is a new creature; the old things did pass away, lo, become new have the all things.
[18] And the all things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and did give to us the ministration of the reconciliation,
[19] how that God was in Christ-a world reconciling to Himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses; and having put in us the word of the reconciliation,
[20] in behalf of Christ, then, we are ambassadors, as if God were calling through us, we beseech, in behalf of Christ, ‘Be ye reconciled to God;’
[21] for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.