2 Corinthians 5:20

“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now then we are Ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by vs; we pray you in Christs stead, that be ye reconciled to God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beseech `you' on behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So we are the representatives of Christ, as if God was making a request to you through us: we make our request to you, in the name of Christ, be at peace with God.
- Basic English Bible

We are ambassadors therefore for Christ, God as [it were] beseeching by us, we entreat for Christ, Be reconciled to God.
- Darby Bible

Now then we are embassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
- Webster's Bible

On Christ's behalf therefore we come as ambassadors, God, as it were, making entreaty through our lips: we, on Christ's behalf, beseech men to be reconciled to God.
- Weymouth Bible

We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
- World English Bible

Therfor we vsen message for Crist, as if God monestith bi vs; we bisechen for Crist, be ye recounselid to God.
- Wycliffe Bible

in behalf of Christ, then, we are ambassadors, as if God were calling through us, we beseech, in behalf of Christ, `Be ye reconciled to God;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:20


5:20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ - we beseech you in Christ's stead - Herein the apostle might appear to some transported beyond himself. In general he uses a more calm, sedate kind of exhortation, as in the beginning of the next chapter. What unparalleled condescension and divinely tender mercies are displayed in this verse! Did the judge ever beseech a condemned criminal to accept of pardon? Does the creditor ever beseech a ruined debtor to receive an acquittance in full? Yet our almighty Lord, and our eternal Judge, not only vouchsafes to offer these blessings, but invites us, entreats us, and, with the most tender importunity, solicits us, not to reject them.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:20


2Co 5:20 Then we are ambassadors for Christ. We have God's message, are his authorized messengers, and speak for God, beseeching you for Christ, and in his name, to be reconciled to God by repentance and the obedience of faith.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Mickey Frank
    Yes I would love this everday
  • BSP
    The ministry of reconciliation mentioned in verse 18 includes helping others to learn how to come into a better relationship with Jehovah God.
  • Lilian
    God is merciful we were loved because he first loves us. Our Father sent his SON JESUS CHRIST SO THAT WE ALL MUST HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. WE ARE REDEEMED AND PARDONED BY HIS BLOOD. Lets give thanks to the BLOOD OF JESUS AND WORSHIP HIM AND PRAISE HIM ONLY FOR HE IS WORTHY. THANK YOU FATHER FOR SENDING JESUS TO US. HE IS THE REASON WHY WE WERE PROVIDED OF EVERYTHING. JESUS IS MY LIFE MY SAVIOR AMN
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. We take communion in remembrance of His death. He paid the ultimate price for the sin of all mankind. We will be judged according to how we judge others. We are to look at ourselves to see if we are in right standing with God. Is our hearts right with Him? God loves us and gave His only begotten Son that we might be saved.
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. He died on the cross to pay the ultimate price for the sin of all mankind. That we may be reconciled back to the Father through Him. We are to take communion in remembrance of His death. We do this as believers in Christ Jesus.
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. We being born again of the Spirit, not flesh, are a new creation in Him. Old things have passed away. Behold all things become new. We are to take communion in remembrance of His death. We are all God's children. We die to our old ways and become new in Christ Jesus. We should look at ourselves before we judge someone else. We'll be judged the same.

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