1For we know that if our earthly house were destroyed, we still have a building made by Elohim, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven. 2We also weary over this earthly house, earnestly longing to be clothed with our house which is from heaven. 3But even what is clothed will not be found naked. 4While we are in this earthly house, we groan because of its weight; yet we are unwilling to leave it, but rather wish to add to it, so that death will be overcome by life. 5Now he who has prepared us for this very thing is Elohim, who also has given to us the pledge of His Ru’akh. 6Therefore we know and are convinced that so long as we dwell in the body, we are absent from Adoneinu. 7For we walk by absolute trust, and not by sight. 8This is why we are confident, and anxious to be absent from the body, and to be present with Adoneinu. 9Therefore we endeavor, that whether present or absent, we may be pleasing to Him. 10For we must all stand before the Throne of Mashi’akh, that every one may be rewarded according to that which he has done with his body, whether it is good or evil. 11Knowing therefore the fear of Adoneinu, we try in a persuasive way to win men; so we are very well manifested by Elohim; and I trust we are also revealed to you.
12We are not boasting of ourselves to you, but we give you occasion to be proud of us before those who glory as hypocrites, but who are not sincere in heart. 13For if we go wrong, we answer to Elohim, and if we go right, it is for you. 14For the love of Mashi’akh compels us to reason thus: that if one died for all, then were all dead; 15and that He died for all, that those who live may not henceforth live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose for them.
16And now from henceforth we do not know anyone in the body; even though once we had known Mashi’akh in the body, we no longer know Him now. 17Whoever from now on is a follower of Mashi’akh is a new creation; old things have passed away, 18and all things have become new through Elohim, who has reconciled us to Himself by Yeshua HaMashi’akh, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. 19For Elohim was in Mashi’akh, who has reconciled the world with His majesty, not counting their sins against them, and has committed to us the D’var of reconciliation. 20Now then, we are ambassadors for Mashi’akh, as though Elohim did beseech you by us; we beseech you for Mashi’akh, be reconciled to Elohim. 21For He who did not know sin, for your sakes He became a Khatat, that we may through Him be made the tzedaka of Elohim.
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