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 for 2 Corinthians 5:16

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 for 2 Corinthians 5:16

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.

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