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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: In every way and aspect of life we want to show that we are ministers of God.
  • BSP
    Verse 13: We should widen out in our affections by getting to know and helping those of different races, ages, and nationalities. In this way we can imitate Jehovah God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal caution: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God.
  • 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.

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