2 Corinthians 5:18
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New International Version
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:

New Living Translation
And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

English Standard Version
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

New American Standard Bible
Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,

King James Bible
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:

International Standard Version
All of this comes from God, who has reconciled us to himself through the Messiah and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

NET Bible
And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And everything has become new from God - he who reconciled us to himself in The Messiah, and he has given us the Ministry of the reconciliation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God has done all this. He has restored our relationship with him through Christ, and has given us this ministry of restoring relationships.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all this by God, who reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

King James 2000 Bible
And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

American King James Version
And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

American Standard Version
But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Christ; and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.

Darby Bible Translation
and all things [are] of the God who has reconciled us to himself by [Jesus] Christ, and given to us the ministry of that reconciliation:

English Revised Version
But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation;

Webster's Bible Translation
And all things are from God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

Weymouth New Testament
And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and has appointed us to serve in the ministry of reconciliation.

World English Bible
But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;

Young's Literal Translation
And the all things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and did give to us the ministration of the reconciliation,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:16-21 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 not merely set right, but a new heart is given him. He is the workmanship of God, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. Though the same as a man, he is changed in his character and conduct. These words must and do mean more than an outward reformation. The man who formerly saw no beauty in the Saviour that he should desire him, now loves him above all things. The heart of the unregenerate is filled with enmity against God, and God is justly offended with him. Yet there may be reconciliation. Our offended God has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ. By the inspiration of God, the Scriptures were written, which 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 lay aside their enmity, and accept the salvation he offers. Christ knew no sin. He was made Sin; not a sinner, but Sin, a Sin-offering, a 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 any 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?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - And all things are of God; literally, but all things (in this "new creation") are from God. Who hath reconciled us; rather, who (by Christ's one offering of himself) reconciled us to himself. We were his enemies (Romans 5:10; Romans 11:28), but, because he was still our Friend and Father, he brought us back to himself by Christ. The ministry of reconciliation. The ministry which teaches the reconciliation which he has effected for us.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And all things are of God,.... A man's being brought into a Gospel church state is of God; the causing all old things to pass away, whether in the Jewish or Gentile world, is of God; the shaking of the heavens and the earth, and the removing of those things that are shaken, the abrogation of the ceremonial law, the putting an end to all the Mosaic rites and sacrifices, the ejection of Satan out of the Heathen temples, and the abolition of Gentilism, with every thing else that comes under the names of old, and new, are of God: it is he that causes old things to pass away, and makes all things new, see Revelation 21:1. Moreover, as all things in the old creation are from him, all creatures owe their beings to him, are supported in them by him, and all are made for his pleasure, and his glory so all things in the new creation are of him; the work of renovation itself is his; all the grace that is implanted in regeneration comes front him: nothing is of the creature, or to be ascribed to it. All things in redemption are of him; he drew the plan of it, called his Son to be the Redeemer, appointed and sent him as such; and particularly that branch of it, reconciliation, is of him:

who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ. The work of reconciliation, or making atonement for sin, is ascribed to the Father; not that he is the author of it, for it is properly Christ's work; but because he took the first step towards it: he formed the scheme of it; he set forth his Son in his purposes and decrees to be the propitiary sacrifice; he assigned him this work in council and covenant, in promise and in prophecy, and sent him to effect it; therefore he is said to do it "by" him; that is, by his blood and sacrifice, by his sufferings and death, to which, and to which alone, the Scriptures ascribe our peace and reconciliation: and this is made to "himself": as being the party offended, whose law was broken, against whom sin was committed, and whose justice required and demanded satisfaction:

and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; which is the Gospel of peace, the word which preaches, publishes and declares, peace made by the blood of Christ; which is a gift to ministers, and a blessing to the people. The free grace of God greatly appears in this matter; God the Father sets this work of reconciliation on foot, Christ has brought it about, and the ministers of the Gospel publish it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. all—Greek, "THE."

things—all our privileges in this new creation (2Co 5:14, 15).

reconciled us—that is, restored us ("the world," 2Co 5:19) to His favor by satisfying the claims of justice against us. Our position judicially considered in the eye of the law is altered, not as though the mediation of Christ had made a change in God's character, nor as if the love of God was produced by the mediation of Christ; nay, the mediation and sacrifice of Christ was the provision of God's love, not its moving cause (Ro 8:32). Christ's blood was the price paid at the expense of God Himself, and was required to reconcile the exercise of mercy with justice, not as separate, but as the eternally harmonious attributes in the one and the same God (Ro 3:25, 26). The Greek "reconcile" is reciprocally used as in the Hebrew Hithpahel conjugation, appease, obtain the favor of. Mt 5:24, "Be reconciled to thy brother"; that is, take measures that he be reconciled to thee, as well as thou to him, as the context proves. Diallagethi, however (Mt 5:24), implying mutual reconciliation, is distinct from Katallagethi here, the latter referring to the change of status wrought in one of the two parties. The manner of God reconciling the world to Himself is implied (2Co 5:19), namely, by His "not imputing their trespasses to them." God not merely, as subsequently, reconciles the world by inducing them to lay aside their enmity, but in the first instance, does so by satisfying His own justice and righteous enmity against sin (Ps 7:11). Compare 1Sa 29:4, "Reconcile himself unto his master"; not remove his own anger against his master, but his master's against him [Archbishop Magee, Atonement]. The reconciling of men to God by their laying aside their enmity is the consequence of God laying aside His just enmity against their sin, and follows at 2Co 5:20.

to us—ministers (2Co 5:19, 20).

2 Corinthians 5:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
We are Christ's Ambassadors
17Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.…
Cross References
Romans 5:10
For if, while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Romans 5:11
Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

1 Corinthians 3:5
What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe--as the Lord has assigned to each his task.

1 Corinthians 11:12
For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

Ephesians 2:16
and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.

Colossians 1:20
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Colossians 1:22
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation--
Treasury of Scripture

And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

all.

John 3:16,27 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom …

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, …

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, …

1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which …

Colossians 1:16,17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that …

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down …

who.

Leviticus 6:30 And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the …

Ezekiel 45:15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat …

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, …

Romans 5:1,10,11 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, …

Colossians 1:20,21 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to …

Hebrews 2:17 Why in all things it behooved him to be made like to his brothers…

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but …

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and …

hath given.

2 Corinthians 5:19,20 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, …

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good …

Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, …

Mark 16:15,16 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Luke 10:5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

Acts 13:38 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this …

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which …

Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them …

Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to …

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