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

  • 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!!
  • Bruce
    Christina: the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband. 1Corinthians 7:10-16 Both will not go to heaven only those who are born again. Unevenly yoked will be hard. A believer should never marry an unbeliever! Have you been called John6:44,forgiving 1John1:9,you will be:Matthew3:11. You will know, impossible not to know 2Corinthians 5:17

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