2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 7:1

“Hauing therefore these promises (dearely beloued) let vs cleanse our selues from all filthines of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holinesse in the feare of God.”

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Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- King James Version

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because God, then, will give us such rewards, dear brothers, let us make ourselves clean from all evil of flesh and spirit, and become completely holy in the fear of God.
- Basic English Bible

Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us purify ourselves from every pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in God's fear.
- Darby Bible

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- Webster's Bible

Having therefore these promises, beloved friends, let us purify ourselves from all defilement of body and of spirit, and secure perfect holiness through the fear of God.
- Weymouth Bible

Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- World English Bible

Therfor, most dereworthe britheren, we that han these biheestis, clense we vs fro al filthe of the fleische and of the spirit, doynge holynesse in the drede of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Having, then, these promises, beloved, may we cleanse ourselves from every pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:1


7:1 Let us cleanse ourselves - This is the latter part of the exhortation, which was proposed, #2Cor 6:1|, and resumed, 2Cor 6:14. From all pollution of the flesh - All outward sin. And of the spirit - All inward. Yet let us not rest in negative religion, but perfect holiness - Carrying it to the height in all its branches, and enduring to the end in the loving fear of God, the sure foundation of all holiness.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:1


2Co 7:1 The Effect of Paul's First Letter at Corinth SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 7: Paul's Freedom of Speech to the Corinthians. His Anxiety Until Titus Came. The Consolation of the News from Corinth. His Letter Produced Sorrow, Then Repentance. His Severe Words Not Due to Ill-Will for the Offender, Nor for. Them, but to Lead Them to Clearing Themselves. Having therefore these promises. Those named in 2Co 6:17,18. This verse is properly in that connection, and should not have been separated by the chapter division. Let us cleanse ourselves. See 2Co 6:17 above. From all filthiness of the flesh. All sensual sins, such as those to which the Corinthians were addicted. And spirit. The spirit of a man is defiled by such sins as those named in Ga 5:19-21. Perfecting holiness. Every Christian in purifying himself should strive for greater holiness and constantly seek to attain to the ideal of which Christ is the example.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 7

  • Teri
    godly sorrow produces change, worldly sorrow does not and that's why it leads to death-v.10
  • Hazel Carty
    Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for your grace peace your everlasting love the comforter thank you for the blood that washes me Oooh father thank you for every blessings that you have bestowed upon my life though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I fair nothing as you are with me thank you for your goiding wounded hands father I lift up your name on high
  • Kelvin
    Sorrow is a necessary part of repentance. Because when we are rebuked by God we mourne or are made sorry about our sin which saves us. Because salvation is of the LORD. And He who hath begun(born again or new birth) a good work in you shall perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. God has saved us from the penalty of our sin. He is now saving us from the power of our sin. Finally from its presenc
  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 7:8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. In this letter, Paul never repented of sin, Paul repented of his way. In all 12 Paul's epistles, Paul never uses repentance as the final step to salvation. Repentance is change of way.
  • Bruce
    Saved only:When you are called:John 6:44,Forgiving:1John 1:9, Baptized with The Holy Ghost and Fire:Matthew 3:11, Changed: 2Corinthians 5:17 You will know! Impossible not to know.
  • Charles
    I think Godly sorrow and repentance are the only way can be saved

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