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2 Corinthians 5:21

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For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 2 Corinthians 5:21

For he hath made him to be sinne for vs, who knewe no sinne, that wee might bee made the righteousnesse of God in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He made Him who knew no sin {to be} sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Him who knew no sin he made `to be' sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For him who had no knowledge of sin God made to be sin for us; so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
- Basic English Bible

Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that *we* might become God's righteousness in him.
- Darby Bible

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
- Webster's Bible

He has made Him who knew nothing of sin to be sin for us, in order that in Him we may become the righteousness of God.
- Weymouth Bible

For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
- World English Bible

God the fadir made hym synne for vs, which knewe not synne, that we schulden be maad riytwisnesse of God in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:21

5:21 He made him a sin offering, who knew no sin - A commendation peculiar to Christ. For us - Who knew no righteousness, who were inwardly and outwardly nothing but sin; who must have been consumed by the divine justice, had not this atonement been made for our sins. That we might be made the righteousness of God through him - Might through him be invested wi th that righteousness, first imputed to us, then implanted in us, which is in every sense the righteousness of God.

 

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:21

2Co 5:21 Hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin. As a sinless substitute he suffered for our sins, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. That our sins might thus be atoned for, the law satisfied, and we be forgiven and accounted righteous. Since we die with Christ, in him we pay the penalty, and are justified.

 

Comments for 2 Corinthians 5:21

Mrs J MUSUNGAH's comment on 2013-10-04 00:59:49:

For one to understand this mystery needs a revelation the exchange that took place at calvary The moment you realise that you are the righteousness of God it puts you above situations in life and you begin to walk in this newness of life you wouldn't want to go back and pick your sins and live in sin again Amen

 

Bill's comment on 2010-11-27 17:59:18:

The Son of God became a sin-offering that through incorporation into Christ we become right with God the Father.

Jesus did not become sin or a sinner.
The brother of Jesus says: "He who knows to do good and doesn't do it, sins." That's not Jesus on the cross who came to do the will of the Father.

The sin-offering doesn't become sin or a sinner.
"The life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves, on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life." Lev 17:11

The blood of the cross (Col 1:20) that Christ shed cleanses us of our sins (1 John 1:9) bearing away our sins (1 Pet 2:24) and therefore the sin-separation between us and God is removed (Isa 59:2) and we become "at-one" with God in union with Christ through the indwelling of the Holy Ghost.

The wrath of an angry God was not poured out on Christ on the cross. God was in Christ reconciling (at-one-ment) the world to Himself (2 Cor 5:19).

 


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