17 Therefore if anyone is (A)in Christ, this person is (B)a new [a]creation; (C)the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now (D)all these things are from God, (E)who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the (F)ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that (G)God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, (H)not counting their wrongdoings against them, and [b]He has [c]committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Therefore, we are (I)ambassadors for Christ, (J)as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be (K)reconciled to God. 21 He made Him who (L)knew no sin to be [d](M)sin in our behalf, so that we might become the (N)righteousness of God in Him.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Or creature
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:19 Lit having
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:19 Lit placed in us
  4. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Or a sin offering