19that is, that #(Rom. 3:24)God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then, we are #Mal. 2:7; Eph. 6:20ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21For #Is. 53:6, 9He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become #(Rom. 1:17; 3:21); 1 Cor. 1:30the righteousness of God in Him.