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

  • Tonya franklin
    this really helps me a lot
  • Clarion
    Sanctification is the work of a lifetime.
  • Bridget odole
    It means I have no past.I have just been born.I have a better life now because,I was born by the spirit.
  • Robert Benitez
    i also is looking to find the real true word of the holy scripture. after deep searching i believe that i found the right Bible. And that is the authorized bible which is THE AUTHORIED KING JAMES VERSION 611. .Even tho is litltle hard to read and understand. This bible is complete and does not have chapters and verses likr the NIV,NASB,NIT, With so many different chuches out there. I pray the LORD GOD to direct me find to the true church or religion that teaches the true word of the bible. I know the GOD will lead in the right path. Than you almighty God. Amen.
  • MockingBird
    I am in Christ and I am a new creation in Jesus Christ : I have been a child of God for several years now and I am becoming in the process of a new creation each and every day . This is a continual daily walk and renewing : Even though my body and mind didn't get saved : I must continue to feed on Gods word daily and in fellowship with Him : Yes : starve the flesh : Feed the spirit within : Praise God !! Old things are passing away daily and all things are becoming new every day !!
  • Lilian
    Jesus came down by the power of God. He shed his blood to us so that we will all have life in abundance and we are saved by his Grace. He made everything new in our life as our sins are washed by his blood. We are also healed by his stripes and we are set free from the hands of the defeated devil. Our job now is to accept Jesus and love him and obey his words. For he is the only Jehovah our life.

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