2 Corinthians 6:6

“By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By purenesse, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindnesse, by the holy Ghost, by loue vnfained,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in pureness, in knowledge, in long suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,
- American Standard Version (1901)

In a clean heart, in knowledge, in long waiting, in being kind, in the Holy Spirit, in true love,
- Basic English Bible

in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in [the] Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,
- Darby Bible

By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by love unfeigned,
- Webster's Bible

by purity of life, by knowledge, by patience, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love;
- Weymouth Bible

in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love,
- World English Bible

in chastite, in kunnyng, in long abiding, in swetnesse, in the Hooli Goost,
- Wycliffe Bible

in pureness, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:6


6:6 By prudence - Spiritual divine; not what the world terms so. Worldly prudence is the practical use of worldly wisdom: divine prudence is the due exercise of grace, making spiritual understanding go as far as possible. By love unfeigned - The chief fruit of the Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:6


2Co 6:6 2Co 6:4,5 show what Paul suffered at the hands of men. He now tells his manner of life under such persecution. By pureness. Living a holy life. Chaste. By knowledge. His knowledge goes hand in hand with purity of life. By the Holy Ghost. Showing forth the Spirit's influence and power.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • 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.
  • Jim Kirkpatrick
    Being unequally yoked with unbelievers is correct, but it means not to run with them not to restrain from witnessing to them.

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