2 Corinthians 5:10

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For we must all appeare before the iudgement seat of Christ, that euery one may receiue the things done in his body, according to that hee hath done, whether it be good or bad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things `done' in the body, according to what he hath done, whether `it be' good or bad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we all have to come before Christ to be judged; so that every one of us may get his reward for the things done in the body, good or bad.
- Basic English Bible

For we must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of the Christ, that each may receive the things [done] in the body, according to those he has done, whether [it be] good or evil.
- Darby Bible

For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to what he hath done, whether good or bad.
- Webster's Bible

For we must all of us appear before Christ's judgement-seat in our true characters, in order that each may then receive an award for his actions in this life, in accordance with what he has done, whether it be good or whether it be worthless.
- Weymouth Bible

For we must all be revealed before the judgment seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
- World English Bible

For it bihoueth vs alle to be schewid bifor the trone of Crist, that euery man telle the propre thingis of the bodi, as he hath don, ethir good, ether yuel.
- Wycliffe Bible

for all of us it behoveth to be manifested before the tribunal of the Christ, that each one may receive the things [done] through the body, in reference to the things that he did, whether good or evil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:10


5:10 For we all - Apostles as well as other men, whether now present in the body, or absent from it. Must appear - Openly, without covering, where all hidden things will be revealed; probably the sins, even of the faithful, which were forgiven long before. For many of their good works, as their repentance, their revenge against sin, cannot other wise appear. But this will be done at their own desire, without grief, and without shame. According to what he hath done in the body, whether good or evil - In the body he did either good or evil; in the body he is recompensed accordingly.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:10


2Co 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. This is a stimulus to labor so as to be accepted by Christ (2Co 5:9). That every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body. The object of this judgment is that he may reap the fruits of what he has done in the body. The language here implies that our problem ends with our earthly life.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Wayne
    V. 15 is the hard verse for us. Not living unto ourselves but living our lives unto Christ, unto HIM.
  • Wil Campbell
    I'm a counseling psychologist and marriage and family therapist. 2 Cor 5:18 just helped me figure out my purpose!
  • Wayne
    Clarion, we don't know our length of days so don't delay. Take it to the Lord. Get it done. Love in Christ and much success.
  • Sabrina miller
    To be totally truthful and honest I am now just beginning to read the bible , I am a new beginner and every since I have started reading the bible my life has totally change . I am a new person because of God
    God love me unconditionally for me not what can do but what he can do through me ... God is love and I am learning to have God's love and focus on the positive.
  • Tonya franklin
    this really helps me a lot
  • Clarion
    Sanctification is the work of a lifetime.

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