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20 We are Christ’s ambassadors. God is using us to speak to you: we beg you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, receive the love he offers you—be reconciled to God. 21 For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us![a]

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  1. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For God took the sinless Christ and . . . poured God’s goodness into us, literally, “Him who knew no sin, he made sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.”

20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors,(A) as though God were making his appeal through us.(B) We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.(C) 21 God made him who had no sin(D) to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.(E)

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  1. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Or be a sin offering