2 Corinthians

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2 Corinthians 6:17

“Wherefore come out from among them, and bee yee separate, saieth the Lord, and touch not the vncleane thing, and I will receiue you,”

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Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,
- King James Version

"Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE, says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For which cause, Come out from among them, and be separate, says the Lord, and let no unclean thing come near you; and I will take you for myself,
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be separated, saith [the] Lord, and touch not [what is] unclean, and *I* will receive you;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you;
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, "`Come out from among them and separate yourselves,' says the Lord, `and touch nothing impure; and I will receive you, and will be a Father to you,
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, "'Come out from among them, and be separate,' says the Lord. 'Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you.
- World English Bible

For which thing go ye out of the myddil of hem, and be ye departid, seith the Lord, and touche ye not vnclene thing;
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore, come ye forth out of the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and an unclean thing do not touch, and I -- I will receive you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:17


6:17 Touch not the unclean person - Keep at the utmost distance from him. And I will receive you - Into my house and family. #Isaiah 52:11|; #Zeph 3:19|,20.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:17


2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, etc. Quoted from Isa 52:11. A call to Israel to cleanse itself from pagan pollutions.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • Moses
    i cannot be a believer and love the world nor the things in it; Jesus warned me about idolatry and i cannot be a sin free true christian and buddy around with a disobedient one-my love will go cold.Compromise has sent many OF US TO HELLFIRE-if Jesus loved me with all his heart i also ought to love Him with all mine and i hate failing in this-pray for me for sacrificing for Jesus sometimes not easy.
  • Calvetta
    It is saying come from among the people that is not good in your life. The unbeliever will try to stir you away from God if your not strong enough. The christian who is a busy body in the church that is always stirring something up they gossip and always talking about leadership. You have to separate yourself from them because they will make you missed what God have for you.
  • Barbara
    This world is not our home so why get comfortable here. We do not belong here if we are Christians. It is like visiting. It is not our home and we dont belong so we dont make ourself too comfortable.
  • Tonya
    Teaches me that sometimes all we can do is pray for our loved ones as we do strangers so we don't get dragged into unrighteousness. Sometimes I just have to let go n leave it to God as he promises his comfort for me. God is great in his every word.
  • unbelievers also include your family my children who are adults now do not believe in the Lord I see them to talk about the Lord but I don't go to their parties or dinners I pray for their salvation.
  • Lilian
    We need to invite the Holy Spirit in every moment of our lives. God is available all the time and His door is always open. We must obey his words and commandments. We must meditate his words day and night all things that we need will be added and we will be always prosper. Listening to his words are more powerful than prayers. Our prayers must be completed with thanksgiving and praising God for his love endures forever. His love and mercy is always with us. Thanks to Jesus for his precious blood that shed for us. Amen

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