16Therefore from now on we recognizenoonea1according to the flesh; eventhough we have knownChristbaccording to the flesh, yetnow we know Him in this way nolonger.
17Thereforeifanyone is 2in Christ, che is 3a newcreature; 4the oldthingspassedaway; behold, newthings have come.
18Now5all these things are from God, 6whoreconciled us to HimselfthroughChrist and gave us the 7ministry of reconciliation,
19namely, that 8God was in Christreconciling the world to Himself, 9not counting their trespasses against them, and dHe has ecommitted to us the word of reconciliation.
20Therefore, we are 10ambassadors for Christ, 11as thoughGod were making an appealthrough us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be 12reconciled to God.
He made Him who 13knewnosin to be 14sin on our behalf, so that we might become the 15righteousness of God in Him.