17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;(A) the old has passed away, and see,(B) the new has[a] come!(C) 18 Everything is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.(D) 19 That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world(E) to himself,(F) not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed the message of reconciliation to us.

20 Therefore, we are ambassadors(G) for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf,(H) “Be reconciled to God.” 21 He made the one who did not know sin(I) to be sin[b] for us,(J) so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 5:17 Other mss read look, all new things have
  2. 5:21 Or be a sin offering

Bible Gateway Recommends

CSB She Reads Truth Bible--soft leather-look, rose gold
CSB She Reads Truth Bible--soft leather-look, rose gold
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $29.99
Save: $20.00 (40%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Restoration Bible--soft leather-look, brown
CSB Restoration Bible--soft leather-look, brown
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $14.99
Save: $25.00 (63%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--soft leather-look, purple (indexed)
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--soft leather-look, purple (indexed)
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $42.49
Save: $37.50 (47%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Kids Bible, Power LeatherTouch
CSB Kids Bible, Power LeatherTouch
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $9.99
Save: $20.00 (67%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB She Reads Truth Bible, Navy LeatherTouch
CSB She Reads Truth Bible, Navy LeatherTouch
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $24.49
Save: $25.50 (51%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars