2 Corinthians 6:18

“And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And will bee a Father vnto you, and ye shall bee my sonnes and daughters, saith the Lord Almightie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me, Says the Lord Almighty."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And will be a Father to you; and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord, the Ruler of all.
- Basic English Bible

and I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me for sons and daughters, saith [the] Lord Almighty.
- Darby Bible

And I will be a Father to you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
- Webster's Bible

and you shall be My sons and daughters,' says the Lord the Ruler of all."
- Weymouth Bible

I will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,' says the Lord Almighty."
- World English Bible

and Y schal resseyue you, and schal be to you in to a fadir, and ye schulen be to me in to sones and douytris, seith the Lord almyyti.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I will be to you for a Father, and ye -- ye shall be to Me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:18


6:18 And ye shall be to me for sons and for daughters, saith the Lord Almighty - The promise made to Solomon, #1Chr 28:6|, is here applied to all believers; as the promise made particularly to Joshua is applied to them, #Heb 13:5|. Who can express the worth, who can conceive the dignity, of this divine adoption? Yet it belongs to all who believe the gospel, who have faith in Christ. They have access to the Almighty; such free and welcome access, as a beloved child to an indulgent father. To him they may fly for aid in every difficulty, and from him obtain a supply in all their wants. #Isaiah 43:6|.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:18


2Co 6:18 And I will be a Father unto you. Quoted from Jer 31:1,9 Isa 43:6, and other passages. It is a free combination of the spirit of several passages. The two passages teach that it is the Divine will that his worshipers should be separate from the world; that if they are thus separate he will receive them, and will accept them as his own children. Compare Ro 12:2 Jas 1:27.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • Bruce
    Christina: the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband. 1Corinthians 7:10-16 Both will not go to heaven only those who are born again. Unevenly yoked will be hard. A believer should never marry an unbeliever! Have you been called John6:44,forgiving 1John1:9,you will be:Matthew3:11. You will know, impossible not to know 2Corinthians 5:17
  • Christina
    Being unequally yoked can defile the believer,as well as the believer never inherit God's Kingdom
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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