5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
5:1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,

5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
5:3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.

5:4 For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
5:4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.

5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing [is] God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
5:5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

5:6 Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
5:6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.

5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

5:8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
5:9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.

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.
5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
5:11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.

5:12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to [answer] them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
5:12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.

5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, [it is] to God: or whether we be sober, [it is] for your cause.
5:13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
5:14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;

5:15 And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
5:15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we [him] no more.
5:16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.

5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

5:18 And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
5:18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
5:19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

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.
5:20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.

5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.