2 Corinthians 5:18-21New American Standard Bible (NASB)
18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their wrongdoings against them, and [a]He has [b]committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 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.21 He made Him who knew no sin to be[c]sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Colossians 1:21-29New American Standard Bible (NASB)
21 And although you were previously alienated and hostile in attitude, engaged in evil deeds,22 yet He has now reconciled you in His body of flesh through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—23 if indeed you continue in [a]the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, [b]was made a [c]minister.
24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am supplementing what is lacking [d]in Christ’s afflictions in behalf of His body, which is the church.25 I [e]was made a minister of this church according to the commission from God granted to me for your benefit, so that I might [f]fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,26 that is, the mystery which had been hidden from the past ages and generations, but now has been revealed to His [g]saints,27 to whom God willed to make known what the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles is, the mystery that is Christ in you, the hope of glory.28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every person and teaching every person [h]with all wisdom, so that we may present every person [i]complete in Christ.29 For this purpose I also labor, striving according to His [j]power which [k]works mightily within me.
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