2 Corinthians 5:17

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Therfore if any man be in Christ, hee is a new creature: old things are past away, behold, al things are become new.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Mickey Frank
    Yes I would love this everday
  • BSP
    The ministry of reconciliation mentioned in verse 18 includes helping others to learn how to come into a better relationship with Jehovah God.
  • Lilian
    God is merciful we were loved because he first loves us. Our Father sent his SON JESUS CHRIST SO THAT WE ALL MUST HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. WE ARE REDEEMED AND PARDONED BY HIS BLOOD. Lets give thanks to the BLOOD OF JESUS AND WORSHIP HIM AND PRAISE HIM ONLY FOR HE IS WORTHY. THANK YOU FATHER FOR SENDING JESUS TO US. HE IS THE REASON WHY WE WERE PROVIDED OF EVERYTHING. JESUS IS MY LIFE MY SAVIOR AMN
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. We take communion in remembrance of His death. He paid the ultimate price for the sin of all mankind. We will be judged according to how we judge others. We are to look at ourselves to see if we are in right standing with God. Is our hearts right with Him? God loves us and gave His only begotten Son that we might be saved.
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. He died on the cross to pay the ultimate price for the sin of all mankind. That we may be reconciled back to the Father through Him. We are to take communion in remembrance of His death. We do this as believers in Christ Jesus.
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. We being born again of the Spirit, not flesh, are a new creation in Him. Old things have passed away. Behold all things become new. We are to take communion in remembrance of His death. We are all God's children. We die to our old ways and become new in Christ Jesus. We should look at ourselves before we judge someone else. We'll be judged the same.