Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [ endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in 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 Therefore, we are the Messiah's representatives, as though God were pleading through us. We plead on the Messiah's behalf: "Be reconciled to God!" 21 God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:30

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

Galatians 3:13

The Messiah redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us. For it is written, "A curse on everyone who is hung on a tree!"

Romans 1:17

For in the gospel God's righteousness is being revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, "The righteous will live by faith."

1 Peter 3:18

For the Messiah also suffered for sins once for all, an innocent person for the guilty, so that he could bring you to God. He was put to death in a mortal body but was brought to life by the Spirit,

1 John 3:5

You know that the Messiah was revealed to take away sins, and there is not any sin in him.

Romans 3:21-26

But now, apart from the Law, God's righteousness is revealed and is attested by the Law and the Prophets

Romans 4:25

He was sentenced to death because of our sins and raised to life to justify us.

Romans 8:1-4

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Messiah Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and look! all things have become new!

Ephesians 5:2

Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Instead, we have one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet he never sinned.

Hebrews 7:26

We need such a high priest one who is holy, innocent, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.

Isaiah 45:24-25

One will say of me, "Only in the LORD are victories and might.' All who raged against him will come to him and will be put to shame.

Isaiah 53:4-6

"Surely he has borne our sufferings and carried our sorrows; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:9-12

Then they made his grave with the wicked, and with rich people in his death, although he had committed no violence, nor was there any deceit in his mouth."

Jeremiah 23:26

How long will this go on? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy from the deceit that is in their hearts?

Jeremiah 33:16

At that time Judah will be delivered and Jerusalem will dwell in safety. And this is the name people will call it, "The LORD is Our Righteousness."'

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks have been decreed concerning your people and your holy city: to restrain transgression, to put an end to sin, to make atonement for lawlessness, to establish everlasting righteousness, to conclude vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

Daniel 9:26

Then after the 62 weeks, the anointed one will be cut down (but not for himself). Then the people of the Coming Commander will destroy both the city and the Sanctuary. Its ending will come like a flood, and until the end there will be war, with desolations having been decreed.

Zechariah 13:7

"Arise, sword, against my shepherd, against the mighty one who is related to me," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "Strike the shepherd, the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn against the insignificant ones.

Luke 1:35

The angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come over you, and the power of the Most High will surround you. Therefore, the child will be holy and will be called the Son of God.

Acts 3:14

You rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer released to you,

Romans 5:19

For just as through one man's disobedience many people were made sinners, so also through one man's obedience many people will be made righteous.

Romans 10:3-4

For they are ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God while they try to establish their own, and they have not submitted to God's means to attain righteousness.

Philippians 3:9

and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the Law, but one that comes through the faithfulness of the Messiah, the righteousness that comes from God and that depends on faith.

1 Peter 2:22-24

"He never sinned, and he never told a lie."

1 John 2:1-2

My little children, I'm writing these things to you so that you might not sin. Yet if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father Jesus, the Messiah, one who is righteous.

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