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

  • Irene123
    Vs. 20 - being an ambassador for Christ (God) entails taking ONLY the Word of God to souls - with no 'outside' writings added. His Word, the KJV Bible, is all He has given us.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 18-19; through His death Jesus provided reconciliation for both Jew and Gentile. When the Jews and Gentile are reconciled to God, they will be reconciled to one another. What peace treaties and piece conferences cannot do - the blood of Jesus can.
  • Marshalyn
    indeed.this is life be like..living with faith in God through our Lord Jesus
  • Lilian
    We will walk by Faith and Not by Sight. Jesus was given to us from our Father in Heaven with his Words . We have to believe that Jesus is the Son of the Living God who came in flesh. His words are given to us not to figure out but to BELIEVE IN HIS WORDS AND OBEY THEM . Thru God's words we might be made the righteousness thru Jesus Amen
  • Librarygal143
    I have faith, God. Hallelujah, thank you Jesus.
  • BSP
    We must live our lives in a way that shows that we have faith. It takes faith to truly believe in all of God's promises and to live in a way that shows we have that faith.