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2 Corinthians 5:9-11 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

Therefore We Are Ambitious To Please Him By Persuading People

Therefore[a] we indeed are ambitious[b] to be pleasing to Him— whether being at-home or being away-from-home. 10 For we all must appear[c] before the judgment-seat of Christ in order that each one might receive-back[d] the things done in[e] the body, in-accordance-with the things which he practiced, whether good or bad. 11 Therefore knowing the fear[f] of the Lord, we are persuading[g] people.

Now Our Heart Has Been Made Known To God, And I Hope To You. Boast In Us

Now[h] we have been made known to God. And I hope that we also have been made known in your consciences.


  1. 2 Corinthians 5:9 We do not lose heart, looking to the next life, 4:16-5:8. Now positively, we are ambitious, looking to what remains of earthly life.
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:9 Or, make it our aim.
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:10 Or be made-known (as in v 11).
  4. 2 Corinthians 5:10 Or, get, obtain, receive-in-full.
  5. 2 Corinthians 5:10 Or, during-the-time-of, by-means-of.
  6. 2 Corinthians 5:11 That is, reverence for the Lord and the desire to please Him that this fact (v 10) elicits in us.
  7. 2 Corinthians 5:11 That is, in accordance with what God commanded us to do.
  8. 2 Corinthians 5:11 Or, But. Others begin this point with v 12.
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

Disciples' Literal New Testament: Serving Modern Disciples by More Fully Reflecting the Writing Style of the Ancient Disciples, Copyright © 2011 Michael J. Magill. All Rights Reserved. Published by Reyma Publishing

2 Corinthians 5:9-11 New International Version (NIV)

So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

The Ministry of Reconciliation

11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.

New International Version (NIV)

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