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2 Corinthians 5:20-21 New English Translation (NET Bible)

20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making his plea[a] through us. We plead with you[b] on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!” 21 God[c] made the one who did not know sin[d] to be sin for us, so that in him[e] we would become the righteousness of God.


  1. 2 Corinthians 5:20 tn Or “as though God were begging.”
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:20 tn Or “we beg you.”
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:21 tn Grk “He”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  4. 2 Corinthians 5:21 sn The one who did not know sin is a reference to Jesus Christ.
  5. 2 Corinthians 5:21 sn That is, “in Christ.”
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