2 Corinthians 5:17
New International Version
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

New Living Translation
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

English Standard Version
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, the new has come into being.

King James Bible
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

New King James Version
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

NASB 1995
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

NASB 1977
Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Amplified Bible
Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.

American Standard Version
Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All that is in The Messiah is therefore The New Creation; the old order has passed away to such.

Contemporary English Version
Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are made new.

English Revised Version
Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.

Good News Translation
Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.

International Standard Version
Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and—look!—all things have become new!

Literal Standard Version
so that if anyone [is] in Christ—[he is] a new creature; the old things passed away, behold, all things have become new.

NET Bible
So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away--look, what is new has come!

New Heart English Bible
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Look, new things have come.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English Bible
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.

Young's Literal Translation
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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ambassadors for Christ
16So from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Although we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:…

Cross References
Isaiah 43:18
"Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old.

Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Isaiah 65:17
For behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.

Ezekiel 36:26
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

John 3:3
Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

Romans 6:4
We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.

Romans 16:3
Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

be.

2 Corinthians 5:19,21
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation…

2 Corinthians 12:2
I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

Isaiah 45:17,24,25
But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end…

he is.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Ezekiel 11:19
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

Ezekiel 18:31
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

old.

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.

Isaiah 43:18,19
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old…

Isaiah 65:17,18
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind…









(17) Therefore if any man be in Christ.--To be in Christ, in St. Paul's language, is for a man to be united with him by faith and by baptism (Romans 6:3-4), to claim personally what had been secured to him as a member of the race for whom Christ died. In such a case the man is born again (Titus 3:5)--there is a new creation; the man, as the result of that work, is a new creature. The old things of his life, Jewish expectations of a Jewish kingdom, chiliastic dreams, heathen philosophies, lower aims, earthly standards--these things, in idea at least, passed away from him at the time when he was united with Christ. We may trace an echo of words of Isaiah's that may have floated in the Apostle's memory: "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold I make new things" (Isaiah 43:18-19). The words in italics are in the LXX. the same as those which St. Paul uses here.

Verse 17. - Therefore. If even a human, personal, external knowledge of Christ is henceforth of no significance, it follows that there must have been a total change in all relations towards him. The historic fact of such a changed relationship is indicated clearly in John 20:17. Mary Magdalene was there lovingly taught that a "recognition of Christ after the flesh," i.e. as merely a human friend, was to be a thing of the past. In Christ; i.e. a Christian. For perfect faith attains to mystic union with Christ. A new creature; rather, a new creation (Galatians 6:15). The phrase is borrowed from the rabbis who used it to express the condition of a proselyte. But the meaning is not mere Jewish arrogance and exclusiveness, but the deep truth of spiritual regeneration and the new birth (John 3:3; Ephesians 2:10; Ephesians 4:23, 24; Colossians 3:3, etc.). Old things; literally, the ancient things, all that belongs to the old Adam. Behold. The word expresses the writer's vivid realization of the truth he is uttering. All things. The whole sphere of being, and therewith the whole aim and character of life. The clause illustrates the "new creation."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Therefore
ὥστε (hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

if
εἴ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

anyone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

[is] in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Christ,
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

[he is] a new
καινὴ (kainē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2537: Fresh, new, unused, novel. Of uncertain affinity; new

creation.
κτίσις (ktisis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2937: From ktizo; original formation.

The
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

old
ἀρχαῖα (archaia)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 744: Original, primitive, ancient. From arche; original or primeval.

has passed away.
παρῆλθεν (parēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3928: From para and erchomai; to come near or aside, i.e. To approach, go by, perish or neglect, avert.

Behold,
ἰδοὺ (idou)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

[the] new
καινά (kaina)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2537: Fresh, new, unused, novel. Of uncertain affinity; new

has come!
γέγονεν (gegonen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.


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