2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10
New International Version
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)
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path,(I) so that our ministry will not be discredited. 4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; 5 in beatings, imprisonments(J) and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;(K) 6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit(L) and in sincere love;(M) 7 in truthful speech(N) and in the power of God;(O) with weapons of righteousness(P) in the right hand and in the left; 8 through glory and dishonor,(Q) bad report(R) and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;(S) 9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying,(T) and yet we live on;(U) beaten, and yet not killed; 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;(V) poor, yet making many rich;(W) having nothing,(X) and yet possessing everything.(Y)