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 6:1

  • The grace of GOD in your life is for a purpose.it must be discovered,inoder for it not to be in vain.
  • Anonymous for verse 1
    Don't be so quick trying to work on others salvation. Work out your own salvation with fear and trimbling, And receving it by having faith as size of a mustard seed, That you will not labourer in vain, And we have been set aside,so we must live holiness before good.

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