2 Corinthians 6:17

“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore come out from among them, and bee yee separate, saieth the Lord, and touch not the vncleane thing, and I will receiue you,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE, says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For which cause, Come out from among them, and be separate, says the Lord, and let no unclean thing come near you; and I will take you for myself,
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be separated, saith [the] Lord, and touch not [what is] unclean, and *I* will receive you;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you;
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, "`Come out from among them and separate yourselves,' says the Lord, `and touch nothing impure; and I will receive you, and will be a Father to you,
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, "'Come out from among them, and be separate,' says the Lord. 'Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you.
- World English Bible

For which thing go ye out of the myddil of hem, and be ye departid, seith the Lord, and touche ye not vnclene thing;
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore, come ye forth out of the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and an unclean thing do not touch, and I -- I will receive you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:17


6:17 Touch not the unclean person - Keep at the utmost distance from him. And I will receive you - Into my house and family. #Isaiah 52:11|; #Zeph 3:19|,20.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:17


2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, etc. Quoted from Isa 52:11. A call to Israel to cleanse itself from pagan pollutions.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6:17

  • Emerald for verse 17
    Separate yourself from anything you used to worship or do still worship other than Me. Draw close to me with your whole heart, let nothing worldly or dirty come between us, worship only Me and I will be everything you need.
  • It means to separate yourself from the world and embrasing the body of CHRIST Separation not isolation I used to be a smoker drinker and use to do drugs it would be foolish to socialize with people who have such bad habits The spiritual and the flesh will always be in oppotition The LORD called every believer out of bondage to serve HIM alone as he is a jealous GOD
  • I agree with Albert's comment. I believe it means separate yourself from unbelievers, those that are known by their fruits, lest they bring the believer down. Only a remnant are God's people. Some think they are but, the lifestyle they live speaks otherwise.
  • Carol grant for verse 17
    I believe the Lord is refering to the false relitious world, to seperate yourselves from them....as they are unclean
  • Albert camper for verse 17
    means separation. does not mean continuation
    of what we used to do, with the people we
    used to do things with.
  • What else could Jesus be referring to when he says come out from among them.

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