2 Corinthians 5:14
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English Standard Version
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

King James Bible
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

American Standard Version
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that one died for all, therefore all died;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead.

English Revised Version
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that one died for all, therefore all died;

Webster's Bible Translation
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Weymouth New Testament
For the love of Christ overmasters us, the conclusion at which we have arrived being this--that One having died for all, His death was their death,

2 Corinthians 5:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The love of Christ

Christ's love to men. See on 1 John 2:5.

Constraineth (συνέχει)

See on taken, Luke 4:38; see on Acts 18:5. It is the word rendered I am in a strait, Philippians 1:23. Compare Luke 12:50. The idea is not urging or driving, but shutting up to one line and purpose, as in a narrow, walled road.

2 Corinthians 5:14 Parallel Commentaries

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the love.

2 Corinthians 8:8,9 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love...

Songs 1:4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in you...

Songs 8:6,7 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave...

Matthew 10:37,38 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me...

Luke 7:42-47 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most...

John 14:21-23 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me more than these? He said to him, Yes...

1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

Ephesians 3:18,19 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height...

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

constraineth.

Job 32:18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constrains me.

Luke 24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

Acts 4:19,20 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, judge you...

because.

Romans 2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

one.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.

John 11:50-52 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not...

1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor...

1 John 2:1,2 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

then.

2 Corinthians 3:7,9 But if the ministration of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious...

Luke 15:24,32 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry...

John 5:25 Truly, truly, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God...

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Romans 5:15 But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God...

Romans 14:7-9 For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself...

Ephesians 2:1-5 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins...

Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him...

1 Timothy 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

Cross References
Acts 18:5
When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.

Romans 5:15
But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.

Romans 6:6
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Romans 6:13
Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Colossians 3:3
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

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