From now on, therefore, 1we 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 2in Christ, he is 3a new creation.a4 The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
All this is from God, 5who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us 6the ministry of reconciliation;
that is, in Christ God was reconcilingb the world to himself, 7not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us 8the message of reconciliation.
Therefore, 9we are ambassadors for Christ, 10God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
2111For our sake he made him to be sin 12who knew no sin, so that in him we might become 13the righteousness of God.