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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Corinthians 5:17


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    King James Bible - 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.

    World English Bible

    Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Corinthians 5:17

    If then any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are made new.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (17) -
    :19,21; 12:2 Isa 45:17,24,25 Joh 14:20; 15:2,5; 17:23 Ro 8:1,9; 16:7,11

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:17

    De manera que si alguno es en Cristo, son nueva creacin; las cosas viejas pasaron; he aquí todo es hecho nuevo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Corinthians 5:17

    Verse 17. If any man be in
    Christ, he is a new creature] It is vain for a man to profess affinity to Christ according to the flesh, while he is unchanged in his heart and life, and dead in trespasses and sins; for he that is in Christ, that is, a genuine Christian, having Christ dwelling in his heart by faith, is a new creature; his old state is changed: he was a child of Satan, he is now a child of God; he was a slave of sin, and his works were death; he is now made free from sin, and has his fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. He was before full of pride and wrath; he is now meek and humble. He formerly had his portion in this life, and lived for this world alone; he now hath GOD for his portion, and he looks not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are eternal. Therefore, old things are passed away.

    Behold, all things are become new.] The man is not only mended, but he is new made; he is a new creature, kainh ktisiv, a new creation, a little world in himself; formerly, all was in chaotic disorder; now, there is a new creation, which God himself owns as his workmanship, and which he can look on and pronounce very good. The conversion of a man from idolatry and wickedness was among the Jews denominated a new creation. He who converts a man to the true religion is the same, says R. Eliezer, as if he had created him.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. Therefore if any man be in Christ , etc..] There's a secret being in Christ from everlasting; so all that are loved by him, espoused unto him, chosen and preserved in him, to whom he was a covenant head, surety, and representative, are in him, united to him, and one with him; not in such sense as the Father is in him, and the human nature is in him, but as husband and wife, and head and members are one: and there is an open being in Christ at conversion, when a man believes in Christ, and gives up himself to him; faith does not put a man into Christ, but makes him appear to be in him: and such an one is a new creature; or, as some read it, let him be a new creature: who understand being in Christ to be by profession, and the sense this, whoever is in the kingdom or church of Christ, who professes himself to be a Christian, ought to be a new creature: the Arabic version reads it, he that is in the faith of Christ is a new creature. All such who are secretly in Christ from everlasting, though as yet some of them may not be new creatures, yet they shall be sooner or later; and those who are openly in him, or are converted persons, are actually so; they are a new creation, as the words may be rendered: hdj hyyrb , a new creation, is a phrase often used by the Jewish f56 doctors, and is applied by the apostle to converted persons; and designs not an outward reformation of life and manners, but an inward principle of grace, which is a creature, a creation work, and so not man's, but God's; and in which man is purely passive, as he was in his first creation; and this is a new creature, or a new man, in opposition to, and distinction from the old man, the corruption of nature; and because it is something anew implanted in the soul, which never was there before; it is not a working upon, and an improvement of the old principles of nature, but an implantation of new principles of grace and holiness; here is a new heart, and a new spirit, and in them new light and life, new affections and desires, new delights and joys; here are new eyes to see with, new ears to hear with, new feet to walk, and new hands to work and act with: old things are passed away : the old course of living, the old way of serving God, whether among Jews or Gentiles; the old legal righteousness, old companions and acquaintance are dropped; and all external things, as riches, honours, learning, knowledge, former sentiments of religion, are relinquished: behold, all things are become new ; there is a new course of life, both of faith and holiness; a new way of serving God through Christ by the Spirit, and from principles of grace; a new, another, and better righteousness is received and embraced; new companions are sought after, and delighted in; new riches, honours, glory, a new Jerusalem, yea, new heavens, and a new earth, are expected by new creatures: or the sense of the whole may be this, if any man is entered into the kingdom of God, into the Gospel dispensation, into a Gospel church state, which seems to be the sense of the phrase in Christ, in ( Galatians 3:28 5:6 6:15) he is become a new creature, or is got into a new creation, as it were into a new world, whether he be a Jew or a Gentile; for with respect to the former state of either, old things are passed away; if a Jew, the whole Mosaic economy is abolished; the former covenant is waxen old, and vanished away; the old ordinances of circumcision and the passover are no more; the daily sacrifice is ceased, and all the other sacrifices are at an end, Christ, the great sacrifice, being offered up; the priesthood of Aaron is antiquated, there is a change of it, and of the whole law; the observance of holy, days, new moons and sabbaths, is over; the whole ceremonial law is at end; all the shadows of it are fled and gone, the things they were shadows of being come by Christ, the sum and substance of them; and there is no more a serving God in the oldness of the letter, but in the newness of the Spirit: and if a Gentile, all the former idols he worshipped he turns from, and his language is, what have I to do any more with idols? or what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? all former sacrifices, superstitious rites and ceremonies, with which he worshipped them, are relinquished by him; with all other Heathenish customs, rules, and methods of conduct he had been used to: behold, all things are become new; to the one, and to the other; the Gospel dispensation is a new state of things; a new form of church state is erected, not national, as among the Jews, but congregational, consisting of persons gathered out of the world, and anew embodied together; new ordinances are appointed, which were never in use before, as baptism and the Lord's supper; a new and living way is opened by the blood of Christ into the holiest of all, not by the means of slain beasts, as among the Jews, nor by petty deities as with the Gentiles; a new commandment of love is enjoined all the followers of the Lamb; and another name is given them, a new name, which the mouth of the Lord their God has named, not of Jews nor Gentiles, but of Christians; and new songs are put into their mouths, even praise to God: in short, the Gospel church state seems to be, as it were, a new creation, and perhaps is meant by the new heavens and new earth, ( Isaiah 65:15,17) as well as those who are the proper members of it, are new creatures in the sense before given.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 16-21 - The
    renewed man acts upon new principles, by new rules, with new ends and in new company. The believer is created anew; his heart is no merely set right, but a new heart is given him. He is the workmanshi of God, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. Though the same as man, he is changed in his character and conduct. These words must an do mean more than an outward reformation. The man who formerly saw n beauty in the Saviour that he should desire him, now loves him abov all things. The heart of the unregenerate is filled with enmity agains God, and God is justly offended with him. Yet there may be reconciliation. Our offended God has reconciled us to himself by Jesu Christ. By the inspiration of God, the Scriptures were written, whic are the word of reconciliation; showing that peace has been made by the cross, and how we may be interested therein. Though God cannot lose by the quarrel, nor gain by the peace, yet he beseeches sinners to la aside their enmity, and accept the salvation he offers. Christ knew n sin. He was made Sin; not a sinner, but Sin, a Sin-offering, Sacrifice for sin. The end and design of all this was, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him, might be justified freely by the grace of God through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. Can an lose, labour, or suffer too much for Him, who gave his beloved Son to be the Sacrifice for their sins, that they might be made the righteousness of God in him __________________________________________________________________


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    17. A new creature (kainh ktisiv). Or
    creation. Compare Galatians vi. 15. The word ktisiv is used in three senses in the New Testament. The act of creating, as Rom. i. 20. The sum of created things, as Revelation iii. 14; Mark xiii. 19. A created thing or creature, as Rom. viii. 39. The Rabbins used the word of a man converted from idolatry. "He who brings a foreigner and makes him a proselyte is as if he created him."

    Old things (ta arcaia). Rev., correctly, the old things. See on 1 John ii. 7, and Apoc. xii. 9.

    Passed away (parhlqen). Lit., passed by. So Luke xviii. 37; Mark vi. 48. As here, Jas. i. 10; Matt. v. 8; xxiv. 34, etc.

    Behold. As if contemplating a rapidly shifting scene. As in a flash, old things vanish, and all things become new.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    5:17 {A new creature} (kaine ktisis). A fresh start is made (kaine). ktisis is the old word for the act of creating (#Ro 1:20), but in N.T. by metonymy it usually bears the notion of ktisma, the thing created or creature as here. {The old things are passed away} (ta arcaia parelqen). Did pass by, he means. Second aorist active of parercomai, to go by. The ancient (arcaia) way of looking at Christ among other things. And yet today there are scholars who are trying to revive the old prejudiced view of Jesus Christ as a mere man, a prophet, to give us "a reduced Christ." That was once Paul's view, but it passed by forever for him. It is a false view and leaves us no gospel and no Savior. {Behold, they are become new} (idou, gegone kaina). Perfect active indicative of ginomai, have become new (fresh, kaina) to stay so.


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