2 Corinthians 6:18

“And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And will bee a Father vnto you, and ye shall bee my sonnes and daughters, saith the Lord Almightie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me, Says the Lord Almighty."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And will be a Father to you; and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord, the Ruler of all.
- Basic English Bible

and I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me for sons and daughters, saith [the] Lord Almighty.
- Darby Bible

And I will be a Father to you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
- Webster's Bible

and you shall be My sons and daughters,' says the Lord the Ruler of all."
- Weymouth Bible

I will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,' says the Lord Almighty."
- World English Bible

and Y schal resseyue you, and schal be to you in to a fadir, and ye schulen be to me in to sones and douytris, seith the Lord almyyti.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I will be to you for a Father, and ye -- ye shall be to Me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:18


6:18 And ye shall be to me for sons and for daughters, saith the Lord Almighty - The promise made to Solomon, #1Chr 28:6|, is here applied to all believers; as the promise made particularly to Joshua is applied to them, #Heb 13:5|. Who can express the worth, who can conceive the dignity, of this divine adoption? Yet it belongs to all who believe the gospel, who have faith in Christ. They have access to the Almighty; such free and welcome access, as a beloved child to an indulgent father. To him they may fly for aid in every difficulty, and from him obtain a supply in all their wants. #Isaiah 43:6|.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:18


2Co 6:18 And I will be a Father unto you. Quoted from Jer 31:1,9 Isa 43:6, and other passages. It is a free combination of the spirit of several passages. The two passages teach that it is the Divine will that his worshipers should be separate from the world; that if they are thus separate he will receive them, and will accept them as his own children. Compare Ro 12:2 Jas 1:27.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • 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.
  • 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.

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