2 Corinthians 5:21

“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 Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Angeyo sylvia
    Comment*When we walk in the spirit as he is spirit his nature is made manifest in us because we were regenerated from being in the hm by his precious child and the old nature was taken away that is we have to crucify five things daily on the cross,
    the world,
    the devil,
    sins and transpases,
    flesh and
    law
    God will nt do for us we to do it ourselves in jesus name


  • Foxyrock
    CHRIST ALONE take us home
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths: For we walk by faith, not by sight. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin
  • Doris Monroe
    I think that 2 Corinthians is telling us that we need to work for God all the time and to work as we are working for Him on our jobs and at home. And that we will be Judge for what we do and what we don't do.
  • Ray321
    Daniel 5:16 And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
  • Temica
    I just want to say we all need our faith increse and i thank God for being God and to know we have him to look to from an evil wicked world things will end but his love will never and we have to belive that we didnt creat our self and really dont understand ourselves so we know to turn to our God our creator and thats enough