Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 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.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:30

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Galatians 3:13

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

1 John 3:5

And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

Romans 3:21-26

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Romans 4:25

Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Romans 8:1-4

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Hebrews 4:15

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Hebrews 7:26

For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Isaiah 45:24-25

Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

Isaiah 53:4-6

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:9-12

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Jeremiah 23:26

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

Jeremiah 33:16

In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Daniel 9:26

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

Luke 1:35

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Acts 3:14

But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

Romans 5:19

For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Romans 10:3-4

For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Philippians 3:9

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

1 Peter 2:22-24

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

1 John 2:1-2

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

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