2 Corinthians 6:13

“Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nowe for a recompense in the same, (I speake as vnto my children) be ye also inlarged.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now in a like exchange--I speak as to children--open wide {to us} also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto `my' children), be ye also enlarged.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now to give me back payment of the same sort (I am talking as to my children), let your hearts be wide open to me.
- Basic English Bible

but for an answering recompense, (I speak as to children,) let *your* heart also expand itself.
- Darby Bible

Now for a recompense in the same (I speak as to my children,) be ye also enlarged.
- Webster's Bible

And in just requital--I speak as to my children--let your hearts expand also.
- Weymouth Bible

Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be open wide.
- World English Bible

And Y seie as to sones, ye that han the same reward, be ye alargid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and [as] a recompense of the same kind, (as to children I say [it],) be ye enlarged -- also ye!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:13

6:13 Now for a recompence of the same - Of my parental tenderness. I speak as to my children - I ask nothing hard or grievous. Be ye also enlarged - Open your hearts, first to God, and then to us, so #2Cor 8:5|, that God may dwell in you, #2Cor 6:16|; 7:1; and that ye may receive us, #2Cor 7:2|.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:13

2Co 6:13 For a recompence in the same . . . be ye also enlarged. In return for his openness and tender affection, let there be a reciprocation of his love for them. He speaks as their spiritual father in paternal tenderness.

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.
  • 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.

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