2 Corinthians 5:21
Modern Translations
New International Version
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

New Living Translation
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

English Standard Version
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Berean Study Bible
God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

New American Standard Bible
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

NASB 1995
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

NASB 1977
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Amplified Bible
He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious lovingkindness].

Christian Standard Bible
He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

Contemporary English Version
Christ never sinned! But God treated him as a sinner, so Christ could make us acceptable to God.

Good News Translation
Christ was without sin, but for our sake God made him share our sin in order that in union with him we might share the righteousness of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God had Christ, who was sinless, take our sin so that we might receive God's approval through 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.

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.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
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 King James Version
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

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.

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.

American King James Version
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.

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.

A Faithful Version
For He made Him Who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Darby Bible Translation
Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that we might become God's righteousness in him.

English Revised Version
Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For he hath made him to be sinne for vs, which knewe no sinne, that we should be made the righteousnesse of God in him.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For he hath made him to be sinne for vs, whiche knewe no sinne, that we shoulde be made the ryghteousnesse of God in hym.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
for he hath made him which knewe no synne, to be synne for vs, yt we by his meanes shulde be that righteousnes, which before God is alowed.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
for he hath made him to be synne for vs which knewe no synne that we by his meanes shuld be that rightewesnes which before God is aloved.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
He made Him having not known sin [to be] sin in our behalf, that we may become the righteousness of God in Him.

Berean Literal Bible
He made the One not having known sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

Young's 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.

Smith's Literal Translation
For him not knowing sin, he made sin for us; that we might be the justice of God in him.

Literal Emphasis Translation
For Him who having not known sin, He made Him sin on our behalf so that we may become the righteousness of God in Him.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us, that we might be made the justice of God in him.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For God made him who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the justice of God in him.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he who had not known sin made himself to become sin in your place, that we would become the righteousness of God in him.

Lamsa Bible
For he who did not know sin, for your sakes he made him sin, that we may through him be made the righteousness of God.

NT Translations
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.








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