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 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.
  • 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.

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