and he died for all, 1that those who live might no longer live for themselves but 2for him who for their sake died and was raised.
From now on, therefore, 3we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
Therefore, if anyone is 4in Christ, he is 5a new creation.a6The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
All this is from God, 7who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us 8the ministry of reconciliation;
that is, in Christ God was reconcilingb the world to himself, 9not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us 10the message of reconciliation.
Therefore, 11we are ambassadors for Christ, 12God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
2113For our sake he made him to be sin 14who knew no sin, so that in him we might become 15the righteousness of God.