2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therfore if any man be in Christ, hee is a new creature: old things are past away, behold, al things are become new.”

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Other Translations

Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
- King James Version

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, {he is} a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore if any man is in Christ, `he is' a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So if any man is in Christ, he is in a new world: the old things have come to an end; they have truly become new.
- Basic English Bible

So if any one [be] in Christ, [there is] a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold all things have become new:
- Darby Bible

Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
- Webster's Bible

So that if any one is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old state of things has passed away; a new state of things has come into existence.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.
- World English Bible

Therfor if ony newe creature is in Crist, the elde thingis ben passid.
- Wycliffe Bible

so that if any one [is] in Christ -- [he is] a new creature; the old things did pass away, lo, become new have the all things.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:17


5:17 Therefore if any one be in Christ - A true believer in him. There is a new creation - Only the power that makes a world can make a Christian. And when he is so created, the old things are passed away - Of their own accord, even as snow in spring. Behold - The present, visible, undeniable change! All things are become new - He has new life, new senses, new faculties, new affections, new appetites, new ideas and conceptions. His whole tenor of action and conversation is new, and he lives, as it were, in a new world. God, men, the whole creation, heaven, earth, and all therein, appear in a new light, and stand related to him in a new manner, since he was created anew in Christ Jesus.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:17


2Co 5:17 If any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature. Because, crucified with Christ, buried into his death, we have died with Christ, and risen to walk in a new life (Ro 6:6,4,14). Born anew, we are new creatures who must live a new life. Old things are passed away. The old life ended when we died and were buried. All things have become new. The affections, the motives, the thoughts, the hopes, the whole life.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Wayne
    Clarion, we don't know our length of days so don't delay. Take it to the Lord. Get it done. Love in Christ and much success.
  • David waitara
    I am, an ambassador of God.
  • Sabrina miller
    To be totally truthful and honest I am now just beginning to read the bible , I am a new beginner and every since I have started reading the bible my life has totally change . I am a new person because of God
    God love me unconditionally for me not what can do but what he can do through me ... God is love and I am learning to have God's love and focus on the positive.
  • Tonya franklin
    this really helps me a lot
  • Clarion
    Sanctification is the work of a lifetime.
  • Bridget odole
    It means I have no past.I have just been born.I have a better life now because,I was born by the spirit.

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