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 2 Corinthians 5:21

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 for 2 Corinthians 5:21

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 5:21

  • Merency Farata-Aniol on 2 Corinthians 5:21
    I am so grateful and amazed for God's whole plan that Jesus died for my sin. Thank you Jesus.
  • MockingBird on 2 Corinthians 5:21
    The sacrifice for sin had to be without spot or and blemish : In the old testament it had to be that way : God would accept nothing less : So Jesus Christ was that spotless and without blemish my our sacrifice for my our sin He was not a sinner , else God would not accept the blood He shed for us. I Praise God that Jesus took on my sin our sin so that through Jesus we are made the righteousness of God through Him.
  • Trinity on 2 Corinthians 5:21
    The one thing which separates us, as Christians was sin, so in order to be in union with God, there was the need for an exchange for our sin so Jesus Christ exchanged the righteousness within him in oder for us to be made worthy children of God
  • John madden on 2 Corinthians 5:21
    He knew no sin means he was without sin..the only sacrifice god would accept..
  • John brooks on 2 Corinthians 5:21
    It is sad some preach Jesus became sin, as in a sinner and rejected by God because of that sin and had to be born again in hell.
  • What must I do to obtain eternal life? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved Acts 16 31 . To believe is to trust, to depend upon. It is not merely acknowledging that Jesus died and was resurrected. It is recognizing that He died for YOU, to pay the price for YOUR sins, so that YOU might have eternal life. It is choosing to depend on His blood atonement as the payment for your sins in satisfaction of God s justice. For He God the Father hath made Him Jesus Christ the Son to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him that is, in Jesus 2 Corinthians 5 21 . In order to be saved, you simply need to depend on Jesus as your Savior from sin. Going to church, getting baptized, or living a moral life will not save you. Salvation is not of works. It is a gift of God to be accepted by faith alone. It is not faith in Christ plus your good works. It is trusting Jesus alone. For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God Not of works, lest any man should boast Ephesians 2 8 9 . The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ Romans 6 23 . Cr. Revival Focus Forum
  • Anonymous on 2 Corinthians 5:21
    Am reading verse because it was giving to me in dream today and am still trying to comprehend its why was I gibing this verse .
  • Dharam on 2 Corinthians 5:21
    Our righteousness were like filthy rags. There was nothing we could do to make ourselves holy. Thank God Jesus took our place and did the work for us. It is through his substitutionary work that we have become the righteousness of God through him.
  • Mrs J MUSUNGAH on 2 Corinthians 5:21
    For one to understand this mystery needs a revelation the exchange that took place at calvary The moment you realise that you are the righteousness of God it puts you above situations in life and you begin to walk in this newness of life you wouldn't want to go back and pick your sins and live in sin again Amen
  • The Son of God became a sin-offering that through incorporation into Christ we become right with God the Father.

    Jesus did not become sin or a sinner.
    The brother of Jesus says: "He who knows to do good and doesn't do it, sins." That's not Jesus on the cross who came to do the will of the Father.

    The sin-offering doesn't become sin or a sinner.
    "The life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves, on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life." Lev 17:11

    The blood of the cross (Col 1:20) that Christ shed cleanses us of our sins (1 John 1:9) bearing away our sins (1 Pet 2:24) and therefore the sin-separation between us and God is removed (Isa 59:2) and we become "at-one" with God in union with Christ through the indwelling of the Holy Ghost.

    The wrath of an angry God was not poured out on Christ on the cross. God was in Christ reconciling (at-one-ment) the world to Himself (2 Cor 5:19).


 

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