Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

He made him who knew nothing of sin to be sin, for our sake, so that through union with him we might become God's uprightness.

New American Standard Bible

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

King James Version

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Holman Bible

He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

International Standard Version

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.

A Conservative Version

For the man who knew no sin was made sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

American Standard Version

Him who knew no sin he made to be'sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Amplified

He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious lovingkindness].

An Understandable Version

God considered Christ to be sinful on our behalf, even though He never sinned, so that we could be considered right with God through Him.

Anderson New Testament

for he has made him, who knew no sin, a sin-offering for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Bible in Basic English

For him who had no knowledge of sin God made to be sin for us; so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Common New Testament

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for he hath made him who knew no sin to be a sin-offering for us, that we might be justified by God thro' him.

Darby Translation

Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that we might become God's righteousness in him.

Godbey New Testament

He made him sin in our behalf, who knew no sin; in order that we may become the righteousness of God in him.

John Wesley New Testament

For he hath made him, who knew no sin, a sin-offering for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God through him.

Julia Smith Translation

For him not knowing sin, he made sin for us; that we might be the justice of God in him.

King James 2000

For he has made him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He made the one who did not know sin [to be] sin on our behalf, in order that we could become the righteousness of God in him.

Modern King James verseion

For He has made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for he hath made him to be sin for us, which knew no sin, that we by his means should be that righteousness which before God is allowed.

Moffatt New Testament

For our sakes He made him to be sin who himself knew nothing of sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Montgomery New Testament

Him who knew no sin, in our behalf he has made to be sin; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

NET Bible

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

New Heart English Bible

For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Noyes New Testament

Him, who knew not sin, he made sin for us, that we might become Gods righteousness in him.

Sawyer New Testament

For he made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become God's righteousness in him.

The Emphasized Bible

Him who knew not sin, in our behalf, he made to be, sin, that we might become God's righteousness in him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For he hath made him, who knew no sin, to be a sin offering for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Him who never knew sin God made to be Sin, on our behalf; so that we, through union with him, might become the Righteousness of God.

Webster

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Weymouth New Testament

He has made Him who knew nothing of sin to be sin for us, in order that in Him we may become the righteousness of God.

Williams New Testament

He made Him who personally knew nothing of sin to be a sin-offering for us, so that through union with Him we might come into right standing with God.

World English Bible

For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Worrell New Testament

Him Who knew no sin He made to be sin on our behalf, that we may become God's righteousness in Him.

Worsley New Testament

For He hath made Him, who knew no sin, to be a sin-offering for us, that in Him we might be made righteous before God.

Youngs Literal Translation

for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

to be sin
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

no
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

sin
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

might be made
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 5:21

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 5:21

Images 2 Corinthians 5:21

Context Readings

Controlled By The Love Of Christ

20 It is for Christ, therefore, that I am an envoy, seeing that God makes his appeal through me. On Christ's behalf I beg you to be reconciled to God. 21 He made him who knew nothing of sin to be sin, for our sake, so that through union with him we might become God's uprightness.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:30

But you are his children, through your union with Christ Jesus, whom God has made our wisdom??ur uprightness and consecration and redemption,

Galatians 3:13

Christ ransomed us from the Law's curse by taking our curse upon himself (for the Scripture says, "Cursed be anyone who is hung on a tree")

Romans 1:17

In it God's way of uprightness is disclosed through faith and for faith, just as the Scripture says, "The upright will have life because of his faith."

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ himself died once for all, for sin, an upright man for unrighteous men, to bring us to God, and was physically put to death, but he was made alive in the Spirit.

1 John 3:5

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.

Romans 3:21-26

But now God's way of uprightness has been disclosed without any reference to law, though the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it.

Romans 4:25

who was given up to death to make up for our offenses, and raised to life to make us upright.

Romans 8:1-4

So there is no condemnation any more for those who are in union with Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:17

So if anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new being; the old state of things has passed away; there is a new state of things.

Ephesians 5:2

and lead loving lives, just as Christ loved you and gave himself for you, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Hebrews 4:15

For our high priest is not one who is incapable of sympathy with our weaknesses, but he has been tempted in every way just as we have, without committing any sin.

Hebrews 7:26

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Hebrews 7:26-25

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Hebrews 7:26-6

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Hebrews 7:26-12

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Hebrews 7:26

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Hebrews 7:26

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Hebrews 7:26

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Hebrews 7:26

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Hebrews 7:26

Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;

Luke 1:35

The angel answered, "The holy Spirit will come over you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. For that reason your child will be called holy, and the Son of God.

Acts 3:14

But you disowned the Holy, Righteous One. You asked to have a murderer released for you,

Romans 5:19

For just as that one man's disobedience made the mass of mankind sinners, so this one's obedience will make the mass of them upright.

Romans 10:3-4

For in their ignorance of God's way of uprightness and in the attempt to set up one of their own, they refused to conform to God's way of uprightness.

Philippians 3:9

and be known to be united to him, with any uprightness I may have not based on law but coming through faith in Christ??he uprightness that comes from God through faith.

1 Peter 2:22-24

He committed no sin, and deceit was never on his lips.

1 John 2:1-2

My dear children, I am writing you this so that you may not sin; yet if anyone does sin, we have in Jesus Christ one who is upright and will intercede for us with the Father.

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