16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one 1aaccording to the flesh; even though we have known Christ 1according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.
17 Therefore if anyone is ain Christ, 1he is ba new creature; cthe old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
18 Now aall these things are from God, bwho reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the cministry of reconciliation,
19 namely, that aGod was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, bnot counting their trespasses against them, and 1He has 2committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Therefore, we are aambassadors for Christ, bas though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be creconciled to God.