Paul writing (God speaking via scripture...The Word), this being part
of an explanation of the concept of Jesus' ministry of reconciliation, this being within a letter
to the brethren at the church in Corinth.
Wycliffe Bible of
1384: 17Therfor if ony newe creature is in Crist, the
elde thingis ben passid.
18And lo! alle thingis ben of
God, which recounselide vs to hym bi Crist, and yaf to vs the seruyce of recounselyng.
19And God was in Crist,
recounselynge to hym the world, not rettynge to hem her giltes, and puttide in vs the word of
20Therfor we vsen message for
Crist, as if God monestith bi vs; we bisechen for Crist, be ye recounselid to God.
21God the fadir made hym synne
for vs, which knewe not synne, that we schulden be maad riytwisnesse of God in
King James Bible of
1611: 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18And all things are of God, who
hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of
19To 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.
20Now then we are ambassadors for
Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to
21For he hath made him to be sin
for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in
NAS Bible of
1960: 17Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
18Now all these things are from
God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of
19namely, that God was in Christ
reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed
to us the word of reconciliation.
20Therefore, we are ambassadors
for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be
reconciled to God.
21He made Him who knew no sin to
be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in
1973-78: 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he
is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All
this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of
reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself
in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of
reconciliation. 20We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as
though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to
God. 21God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in
him we might become the righteousness of God.
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(posted 2 January 2004)