19 That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world(A) to himself,(B) not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed the message of reconciliation to us.

20 Therefore, we are ambassadors(C) for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf,(D) “Be reconciled to God.” 21 He made the one who did not know sin(E) to be sin[a] for us,(F) so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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  1. 5:21 Or be a sin offering

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