2 Corinthians 5:16

“Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore hencefoorth know we no man, after the flesh: yea, though we haue knowen Christ after the flesh, yet now hencefoorth knowe wee him no more.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know {Him in this way} no longer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know `him so' no more.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, from this time forward we have knowledge of no man after the flesh: even if we have had knowledge of Christ after the flesh, we have no longer any such knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

So that *we* henceforth know no one according to flesh; but if even we have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we know [him thus] no longer.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore henceforth we know no man according to the flesh: though indeed we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now henceforth we know him no more.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore for the future we know no one simply as a man. Even if we have known Christ as a man, yet now we do so no longer.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore we know no one after the flesh from now on. Even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more.
- World English Bible

Therfor we fro this tyme knowen no man aftir the fleische; thouy we knowun Crist aftir the fleisch, but nowe we knowun not.
- Wycliffe Bible

So that we henceforth have known no one according to the flesh, and even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him no more;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:16


5:16 So that we from this time - That we knew the love of Christ. Know no one - Neither ourselves, nor you, neither the rest of the apostles, #Gal 2:6|, nor any other person. After the flesh - According to his former state, country, descent, nobility, riches, power, wisdom. We fear not the great. We regard not the rich or wise. We account not the least less than ourselves. We consider all, only in order to save all. Who is he that thus knows no one after the flesh? ln what land do these Christians live? Yea, if we have known even Christ after the flesh - So as to love him barely with a natural love, so as to glory in having conversed with him on earth, so as to expect only temporal benefits from him.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:16


2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man according the flesh. As all have died to live new lives for Christ, they are not Jews and Gentiles; Romans, Greeks or Scythians, but all are Christians, not to be known as belonging to the old fleshly races longer. Though indeed, we have known Christ after the flesh. The Christ risen and sitting on the throne as our Lord is not in the flesh, and the Christ to whom the church adores is that risen Christ.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5:16

  • Otobong David for verse 16
    I love this verse because it cautions me as a believer in yahushua not to judge anyone through my own eyes but through God's eyes,and by so doing I'll have no hatred towards anyone but love towards all . Now this is what is called the mind of Christ.
  • Annette Crossno for verse 16
    2 Corinthians 5:16 I believe its saying not to judge by the sin of the flesh Jesus become sin so to fix our eyes on the Risen Jesus not the graven image Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creature old things have passed away behold all things new he lives
  • Lourdes Cases for verse 16
    2nd Corinthians 5 16 Know no man according to the flesh. 1John 4 4 Wow greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. That is the one and only person i will know. Not me in the flesh but the one who lives inside me. And to whom did joined himself as a new creation in Christ Jesus. Praise the Lord!
  • Evang. Emma Belin-Reese for verse 16
    I have gather from this verse 2Corinthia 5:16. Once one becomes saved and have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, old things are passed away, and behold all has become new, 2Corinthia 5:17. We put off the old man, and are robed with the righteousness of God, new mind set. Our walk is different, talk, attitude. We seek the things of God.
    God be praise!
    May our heavenly Father continues his blessinguupon your ministry.
    Evangelist Belin-Reese
  • i have been greatly exercised over this verse as the media and the world judge people according to size and age and prosperity etc. if you are a grandfather or mother and mature size not the skinny teen size that is all the go right now then you are no good. if you are old you are of no avail if you are pensioned you are written off if you are slow you are written off if you blieve different that the media you are of course wrong.If you go to a certain denomination church you are judged ok but if you are different you are not.
    is verse is very meaningful as what does it mean ot walk in the spirit and to know after the spirit and who does this?

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