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

  • A disciple
    The Scripture says that we are only to share the yoke with our own kind. In the Law it was forbidden to mix linen with woolen garments; and so also, not to plow your fields with a team of Ox and Ass together. Come apart and be ye separate means that we are not of the world even as Jesus is not of the world; and the true mark of conversion will be a heart and all its desires severed from the world.
  • Ken
    Consider unequally yoked and equally yoked. Certainly, we are not to be equally yoked (meaning the same as). Here it is saying that we should not even be unequally (not the same as or similar) yoked, but be separate, totally separate! Otherwise, the scripture would not have went on to say, "come out from among them", meaning to be away from or apart from. This is not just in the sense of marriage.
  • 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

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