2 Corinthians 5:15

15 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.

2 Corinthians 5:15 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 5:15

And that he died for all, that they which live
The end of Christ's dying for men was that they might live; live, in a legal sense, live a life of justification; and that they which live in such a sense,

should not henceforth live unto themselves:
to their own lusts, and after their own wills, to either sinful self, or righteous self:

but unto him which died for them, and rose again;
that is, for them, for their justification; for all those for whom Christ died, for them he rose again; and who were justified, acquitted, and discharged when he was; which cannot be said of all mankind; and which is an obligation on such persons to live to Christ, to ascribe the whole of their salvation to him, and to make his glory the end of all their actions. Some copies read, "which died for them all".

2 Corinthians 5:15 In-Context

13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.
14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;
15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Romans 6:11, 12]; See Romans 14:7
  • 2. [2 Corinthians 12:10]
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