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 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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