5:16 So then from now on we acknowledge 1 no one from an outward human point of view. 2 Even though we have known Christ from such a human point of view, 3 now we do not know him in that way any longer. 5:17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away 4 – look, what is new 5 has come! 6 5:18 And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 5:19 In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, and he has given us 7 the message of reconciliation.
1 tn Grk “we know.”
2 tn Grk “no one according to the flesh.”
3 tn Grk “we have known Christ according to the flesh.”
4 tn Grk “old things have passed away.”
5 tc Most
6 tn Grk “new things have come [about].”
7 tn Or “he has entrusted to us.”