2 Corinthians 7:1

“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing therefore these promises (dearely beloued) let vs cleanse our selues from all filthines of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holinesse in the feare of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because God, then, will give us such rewards, dear brothers, let us make ourselves clean from all evil of flesh and spirit, and become completely holy in the fear of God.
- Basic English Bible

Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us purify ourselves from every pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in God's fear.
- Darby Bible

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- Webster's Bible

Having therefore these promises, beloved friends, let us purify ourselves from all defilement of body and of spirit, and secure perfect holiness through the fear of God.
- Weymouth Bible

Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
- World English Bible

Therfor, most dereworthe britheren, we that han these biheestis, clense we vs fro al filthe of the fleische and of the spirit, doynge holynesse in the drede of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Having, then, these promises, beloved, may we cleanse ourselves from every pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:1


7:1 Let us cleanse ourselves - This is the latter part of the exhortation, which was proposed, #2Cor 6:1|, and resumed, 2Cor 6:14. From all pollution of the flesh - All outward sin. And of the spirit - All inward. Yet let us not rest in negative religion, but perfect holiness - Carrying it to the height in all its branches, and enduring to the end in the loving fear of God, the sure foundation of all holiness.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:1


2Co 7:1 The Effect of Paul's First Letter at Corinth SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 7: Paul's Freedom of Speech to the Corinthians. His Anxiety Until Titus Came. The Consolation of the News from Corinth. His Letter Produced Sorrow, Then Repentance. His Severe Words Not Due to Ill-Will for the Offender, Nor for. Them, but to Lead Them to Clearing Themselves. Having therefore these promises. Those named in 2Co 6:17,18. This verse is properly in that connection, and should not have been separated by the chapter division. Let us cleanse ourselves. See 2Co 6:17 above. From all filthiness of the flesh. All sensual sins, such as those to which the Corinthians were addicted. And spirit. The spirit of a man is defiled by such sins as those named in Ga 5:19-21. Perfecting holiness. Every Christian in purifying himself should strive for greater holiness and constantly seek to attain to the ideal of which Christ is the example.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 7:1

  • We are missing in the fear of God. Not just being afraid of him but also out of respect, love, honor his desires of you, not wanting to do anything that would hurt God or bring a reproach on him. Angel
  • Anonymous for verse 1
    Jehovah God wants us to be free of practices that pollute our fleshly body and damage our spirit, or dominant mental inclination. We must therefore avoid addictive behaviors that are known to be harmful to physical and mental health.
  • Leo Ray Torres for verse 1
    I beleive that once Jesus Christ , comes into a person heart by faith , that the walk of faith begans , and that these promises { the promises spoken by Jesus Christ ) can and must be used by the baby christian , to rid of old worldly habits and secert sin that one my still have , promises such as mark, 11:24 , John, 15:16 - etc

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