17Thereforeifanyone is 1in Christ, ahe is 2a newcreature ; 3the oldthingspassedaway ; behold, newthings have come.
18Now4all these things are from God, 5whoreconciled us to HimselfthroughChrist and gave us the 6ministry of reconciliation,
19namely, that 7God was in Christreconciling the world to Himself, 8not counting their trespasses against them, and bHe has ccommitted to us the word of reconciliation.
20Therefore, we are 9ambassadors for Christ, 10as thoughGod were making an appealthrough us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be 11reconciled to God.
He made Him who 12knewnosin to be 13sin on our behalf, so that we might become the 14righteousness of God in Him.