16#2 Cor. 10:3Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, #(Matt. 12:50)yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17Therefore, if anyone #(John 6:63)is in Christ, he is #(Rom. 8:9)a new creation; #Is. 43:18; 65:17; (Eph. 4:24); Rev. 21:4old things have passed away; behold, all things have become #(Rom. 6:3–10; Col. 3:3)new. 18Now all things are of God, #Rom. 5:10; (Eph. 2:16; Col. 1:20)who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19that is, that #(Rom. 3:24)God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then, we are #Mal. 2:7; Eph. 6:20ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21For #Is. 53:6, 9He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become #(Rom. 1:17; 3:21); 1 Cor. 1:30the righteousness of God in Him.