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19 how that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself— not counting their trespasses against them, and[a] having placed the message of reconciliation in us. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors on behalf of Christ, since[b] God is appealing through us.

We Are Begging People To Be Reconciled To God...

We are begging[c] on behalf of Christ: “Be reconciled to God! 21 He made the One not having known sin to be sin for us, in order that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”...

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:19 God ‘was reconciling’ in two senses, the ‘not counting’ which still continues and the ‘having placed’ which is finished.
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:20 Or, seeing-that.
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:20 Or, pleading. What follows gives the content of the begging (Be reconciled), and the manner of it (6:3-10).