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

  • 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.
  • 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!!

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