2 Corinthians 6:12

“Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee are not straitened in vs, but yee are straitned in your owne bowels.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own affections.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not our feelings to you which are narrow, but yours to us.
- Basic English Bible

Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your affections;
- Darby Bible

Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
- Webster's Bible

There is no narrowness in our love to you: the narrowness is in your own feelings.
- Weymouth Bible

You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.
- World English Bible

ye ben not angwischid in vs, but ye ben anguischid in youre inwardnessis.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye are not straitened in us, and ye are straitened in your [own] bowels,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:12


6:12 Ye are not straitened in us - Our heart is wide enough to receive you all. But ye are straitened in your own bowels - Your hearts are shut up, and so not capable of the blessings ye might enjoy.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:12


2Co 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us. Our heart is large enough to embrace you all. But ye are straitened in your own bowels. It is you who are straitened; your hearts are confined so that you do not give me free admission. After the noble portraiture of what he suffered for them, he proceeds to affectionate entreaty.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • A disciple
    Hi Kurt; I like what you said regarding "our own whims, emotions, and personalities," and that "we must keep the discipline of God's intentions within us." The Word, "LET this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus;" like in the Proverbs, "LET thine heart retain MY WORDS;" our discipleship is toward moral excellence out of a good and honest heart, PROVING what is acceptable TO GOD in TRUTH.
  • Kurt
    How can we bring the Gospel to sinners without sinning? Take another Christian and have an entry and exit plan. Arm yourself with the Truth (Jesus), and the Spirit. Allow God to work his love towards sinners thru us, yet remain safely separate in the Armour, lest we may fall. We are subject to our own whims, emotions, and personalities, yet we must keep the discipline of God's intentions within us
  • Ray321
    Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
  • 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.

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