2 Corinthians 5:11-6:10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
The Ministry of Reconciliation. 11 [a]Therefore, since we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we are clearly apparent to God, and I hope we are also apparent to your consciousness. 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you an opportunity to boast of us, so that you may have something to say to those who boast of external appearance rather than of the heart. 13 For if we are out of our minds,[b] it is for God; if we are rational, it is for you. 14 [c]For the love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. 15 He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
16 Consequently,[d] from now on we regard no one according to the flesh; even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no longer. 17 So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 [e]And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 [f]For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
“In an acceptable time[i] I heard you,
Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3 We cause no one to stumble[j] in anything, in order that no fault may be found with our ministry; 4 [k]on the contrary, in everything we commend ourselves as ministers of God, through much endurance,[l] in afflictions, hardships, constraints, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, vigils, fasts; 6 [m]by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, in a holy spirit, in unfeigned love, 7 in truthful speech, in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness at the right and at the left; 8 through glory and dishonor, insult and praise. We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful;[n] 9 as unrecognized and yet acknowledged; as dying and behold we live; as chastised and yet not put to death; 10 as sorrowful yet always rejoicing; as poor yet enriching many; as having nothing and yet possessing all things.