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16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view;[a] even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view,[b] we no longer know him in that way.(A) 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there[c] is a new creation: everything old has passed away; look, new things have come into being![d](B) 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation;(C) 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself,[e] not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.(D) 20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ: be reconciled to God.(E) 21 For our sake God made the one who knew no sin to be sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.(F)

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  1. 5.16 Gk according to the flesh
  2. 5.16 Gk according to the flesh
  3. 5.17 Or that person
  4. 5.17 Other ancient authorities read everything has become new
  5. 5.19 Or God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself