2 Corinthians 6:1

“We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wee then, as workers together with him, beseech you also, that ye receiue not the grace of God in vaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And working together {with Him,} we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And working together `with him' we entreat also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain
- American Standard Version (1901)

We then, working together with God, make our request to you not to take the grace of God to no purpose.
- Basic English Bible

But [as] fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:
- Darby Bible

We then, as co-workers with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
- Webster's Bible

And you also we, as God's fellow workers, entreat not to be found to have received His grace to no purpose.
- Weymouth Bible

Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain,
- World English Bible

But we helpynge monesten, that ye resseyuen not the grace of God in veyn.
- Wycliffe Bible

And working together also we call upon [you] that ye receive not in vain the grace of God --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:1


6:1 We then not only beseech, but as fellow - labourers with you, who are working out your own salvation, do also exhort you, not to receive the grace of God - Which we have been now describing. In vain - We receive it by faith; and not in vain, if we add to this, persevering holiness.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:1


2Co 6:1 The Apostolic Ministry SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 6: An Exhortation to Believers. The Blameless Ministry of Paul and His Fellow-Workers. Their Endurance of Trials. Their Unselfish Self-Denial. An Appeal for Greater Love. The Intimate Association with Unbelievers Forbidden. Saints the Temple of God. We then. Paul and Timothy especially, and other ministers associated with them (2Co 1:1). [As] workers together [with him]. Not only fellow-laborers, but workers with Christ. See 2Co 5:17-21. That ye receive not the grace of God in vain. The "grace (favor) of God" meant is the gospel, "the ministry of reconciliation" (2Co 5:18). To receive it "in vain" would be to receive it and then fall away. Compare 1Co 15:2.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • BSP
    Verse 2 is quoting Isaiah 49:8. Now is the especially acceptable time. We don't want to miss the purpose of God's undeserved kindness.
  • Bruce
    Jim: Yes, Unevenly Yoked in anything: But its mostly used for Marriage. Most believe They Will draw the other to Christ,But---? One Looks to The Light the other to Darkness. We can help the Lost. I will help anyone with almost anything,the Price: Hearing The Way of Salvation. I sometimes take them Fishing or invite for Supper. Sometimes One will go to Church.
  • Jim Kirkpatrick
    Being unequally yoked with unbelievers is correct, but it means not to run with them not to restrain from witnessing to them.
  • Wayne
    Ask God for a Christian young lady or young man to marry. God knows what you need and where they are. And ask the Holy Ghost to bring your hearts together in His love. I did and been married, to same Christian woman, 52 years. God Bless.
  • Bruce
    My son,Bruce died Thanksgiving day 2012. He was 42 years old. He eat dinner went outside, fell over. Aneurysm. His Mom died five years earlier. Doing dishes,just fell over.Aneurysm. With his death my heart was crushed. Yet at the same time I can Rejoice! My second wife died Dec.11 2013. Lost. His will be done. He's the calm in the storm. The peace that passes all understanding. Yes we can Rejoice
  • Irene123
    V.10 - As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; - I've had 2 recent experiences with this - as I know many of you have. About 2 1/2 mos. ago my 46 yr. old son had a heart attack, his heart stopped, they got it going again; he's fine now. Then this past Dec. 13 I came down with flu/pneumonia for 2 wks. Mighty prayer was sent up for us both of us by the ch. I'm fine, but thru it all I could REJOICE!!

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