17 Therefore, if anyone is (A)in Christ, he is (B)a new creation.[a] (C)The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, (D)who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us (E)the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling[b] the world to himself, (F)not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us (G)the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, (H)we are ambassadors for Christ, (I)God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 (J)For our sake he made him to be sin (K)who knew no sin, so that in him we might become (L)the righteousness of God.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Or creature
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:19 Or God was in Christ, reconciling

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Spiral-Bound Journaling Bible, Books of Poetry
ESV Spiral-Bound Journaling Bible, Books of Poetry
Retail: $34.99
Our Price: $22.49
Save: $12.50 (36%)
ESV Spiral-Bound Journaling Bible, Hardcover, Five-Volume Set
ESV Spiral-Bound Journaling Bible, Hardcover, Five-Volume Set
Retail: $149.99
Our Price: $94.99
Save: $55.00 (37%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--genuine leather, black
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--genuine leather, black
Retail: $159.99
Our Price: $77.71
Save: $82.28 (51%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut
ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut
Retail: $44.99
Our Price: $21.94
Save: $23.05 (51%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars