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 5:17

  • Anthony for verse 17
    The church is full of "christians " who have no idea who God is, what Jesus did for us, or what the Bible says. Studying the Bible allows God to reach in and touch us in that special place where only He can go. Our soul. And that is where the peace that surpasses human understanding comes from. This deep level of love cannot be explained.
  • Kolawole timothy for verse 17
    It helps everyone to know where HE belongs Christ or crisis.
  • Moses Njenga for verse 17
    That means to be born again ie the SPIRIT of GOD is released in your life, that is what makes you a new creature. The mind has to be renewed to conform to the inner man, in order to be able to walk in newness of life..
  • MockingBird for verse 17
    When I got born again I was and still am a new creature. I sure didn 't feel like it. My mind and body did not get saved. It is in the process of being saved every day. Soon I will be totally sanctified. this is a faith walk from day to day . After so many years I can see how my life has changed If your not seeing a change in your life then something is wrong . Slowly but surely the old thing I use to do and think have and still are becoming a past thing in my life . It is hard to put away fleshly desires for the things of God but I have found God will go with you all the way to help you make the change. He is patient and longsuffering to be able to help me become more like Him YES !!! AMEN !!!!
  • It is important to see that you must be in Christ. Understand this meaning first. When the person lives this out in his life daily. Then you become a new creation. Salvation is a walk. You love the truth and lay down your life to it daily
  • Paul is obviously talking about being born again... this is very real, and a reference point in a real Christains life.