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2 Corinthians 6

 

 

Introduction
1That he has approved himself a faithful minister of Christ by his exhortations,
3and by integrity of life,
4and by patient enduring all kinds of affliction and disgrace for the gospel.
10Of which he speaks the more boldly amongst them because his heart is open to them,
13and he expects the like affection from them again;
14exhorting them to flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of the living God.

Verse 1
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
workers
5:18-20; 1 Corinthians 3:9
beseech
5:20; 10:1; Matthew 23:37; Romans 12:1; Galatians 4:11,12
ye
Jeremiah 8:8; Galatians 3:4; Hebrews 12:15,25
the
8:1,2; Acts 14:3; Galatians 2:21; Titus 2:11; 1 Peter 4:10

Verse 2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
a time
Isaiah 49:8; 61:2; Ezekiel 16:8; Luke 4:19; 19:42-44; Hebrews 3:7,13; 4:7

Verse 3
Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
1:12; 8:20; Matthew 17:27; 18:6; Romans 14:13; 1 Corinthians 8:9-13; 9:12,22; 1 Corinthians 10:23,24,32,33

Verse 4
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
in all
2:17; 7:11; Acts 2:22; Romans 14:18; 16:10; 1 Corinthians 9:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:3-11; 1 Timothy 2:15
approving
Gr. commending.
4:2; Romans 5:8
as
3:6; 11:23; Isaiah 61:6; Joel 1:9; 2:17; 1 Corinthians 3:5; 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; 1 Timothy 4:6
in much
12:12; Luke 21:19; Romans 5:3,4; Colossians 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 3:10; Hebrews 12:1; James 5:7-10; Revelation 1:9; 3:10
afflictions
4:17; Acts 20:23,24; Colossians 1:24; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; 2 Timothy 1:8; 3:11,12; 4:5
necessities
11:9,27; 12:10; Acts 20:34; 1 Corinthians 4:11,12; Philippians 4:11,12
distresses
4:8; Romans 8:35,36; 1 Thessalonians 3:7

Verse 5
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
stripes
11:23-25; Deuteronomy 25:3; Isaiah 53:5; Acts 16:23
imprisonments
1 Kings 22:27; 2 Chronicles 16:10; Jeremiah 33:1; 37:15,16; 38:6; Matthew 14:3,10; Acts 5:18; Acts 12:4,5; 16:24; 22:24; 23:35; 24:27; 26:10,29; 28:16,17,30; Ephesians 3:1; Philippians 1:13; 2 Timothy 1:8; 2:9; Hebrews 11:36; 13:23; Revelation 2:10
in tumults
or, in tossings to and fro.
1:8-10; Acts 14:19; 17:5; 18:12-17; 19:23-34; 21:27-35; 22:23; 23:10
labours
11:23; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 1 Timothy 4:10
watchings
11:27; Ezekiel 3:17; Mark 13:34-37; Acts 20:31; 2 Timothy 4:5; Hebrews 13:17
fastings
Matthew 9:15; Acts 13:3; 14:23; 1 Corinthians 7:5

Verse 6
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
pureness
7:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:10; 1 Timothy 4:12; 5:2; Titus 2:7
knowledge
4:6; 11:6; 1 Corinthians 2:1,2,16; Ephesians 3:4; Colossians 1:9,10,27; 2:3
long suffering
1 Corinthians 13:4; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:2,32; Colossians 1:11; 3:12; 2 Timothy 3:10; 4:2
by the
3:3; 11:4; Romans 15:19; 1 Corinthians 2:4; Galatians 3:2,5; 1 Thessalonians 1:5,6; 1 Peter 1:12
love
2:4; 11:11; 12:15; Judges 16:15; Ezekiel 33:31; Romans 12:9; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 John 3:18

Verse 7
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
the word
1:18-20; 4:2; 7:14; Psalms 119:43; Ephesians 1:13; 4:21; Colossians 1:5; 2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:18
the power
10:4,5; 13:4; Mark 16:20; Acts 11:21; 1 Corinthians 1:24; 2:4,5; Ephesians 1:19,20; 3:20; Hebrews 2:4
the armour
Isaiah 11:5; 59:17; Romans 13:12,13; Ephesians 6:11,13,14-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; 2 Timothy 4:7
on the right
Exodus 14:22; Proverbs 3:16

Verse 8
By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
honour
Acts 4:21; 5:13,40,41; 14:11-20; 16:20-22,39; 28:4-10; 1 Corinthians 4:10-13
evil
Matthew 5:11,12; 10:25; Acts 6:3; 10:22; 22:12; 24:5; 28:22; Romans 3:8; 1 Timothy 3:7; 1 Timothy 4:10; Hebrews 13:13; 1 Peter 4:14; 3 John 1:12; Revelation 3:9
as
Matthew 27:63; John 7:12,17
true
Matthew 22:16; Mark 12:14; John 7:18

Verse 9
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
unknown
Acts 17:18; 21:37,38; 25:14,15,19,26; 1 Corinthians 4:9
well
4:2; 5:11; 11:6; Acts 19:26; Romans 15:19; Galatians 1:22-24
behold
1:8-10; 4:10,11; Romans 8:36; 1 Corinthians 4:9; 15:31
as chastened
Psalms 118:17,18; 1 Corinthians 11:32

Verse 10
As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
sorrowful
2:4; 7:3-10; Matthew 5:4,12; Luke 6:21; John 16:22; Acts 5:41; 16:25; Romans 5:2,3; Romans 9:2; 12:15; 15:13; Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10; 5:16; Hebrews 10:34; James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 1:6-8; 4:13
poor
making
4:7; 8:9; Romans 11:12; Ephesians 3:8,16; Colossians 3:16; 1 Timothy 6:18; James 2:5; Revelation 2:9
and
4:15; Psalms 84:11; Proverbs 16:16; Matthew 6:19,20; Luke 16:11,12; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; 1 Timothy 4:8; Revelation 21:7

Verse 11
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
ye
Galatians 3:1; Philippians 4:15
our mouth
7:3,4; 1 Samuel 2:1; Job 32:20; 33:2,3; Psalms 51:15
our heart
2:4; 12:15; Psalms 119:32; Habakkuk 2:5; Ephesians 6:8; Philippians 1:8; Revelation 22:12

Verse 12
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
are not
Ecclesiastes 6:9; *marg:; Job 36:16; Proverbs 4:12; Micah 2:7
in your
Philippians 1:8; 1 John 3:17

Verse 13
Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
I speak
1 Corinthians 4:14,15; Galatians 4:19; 1 Thessalonians 2:11; Hebrews 12:5,6; 1 John 2:1,12-14; 3:7,18; 3 John 1:4
be
2 Kings 13:14-19; Psalms 81:10; Matthew 9:28,29; 17:19-21; Mark 6:4-6; 11:24; James 1:6,7; 1 John 5:14,15

Verse 14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
unequally
Exodus 34:16; Leviticus 19:19; Deuteronomy 7:2,3; 22:9-11; Ezra 9:1,2,11,12; 10:19; Nehemiah 13:1-3,23-26; Psalms 106:35; Proverbs 22:24; Malachi 2:11,15; 1 Corinthians 5:9; 7:39; 1 Corinthians 15:33; James 4:4
for
1 Samuel 5:2,3; 1 Kings 18:21; 2 Chronicles 19:2; Psalms 16:3; 26:4,5,9,10; 44:20,21; Psalms 101:3-5; 119:63; 139:21,22; Proverbs 29:27; John 7:7; 15:18,19; Acts 4:23; 1 Corinthians 10:21; Ephesians 5:6-11; 1 John 3:12-14
and what
Proverbs 8:18,19; Romans 13:12-14; Ephesians 4:17-20; 5:8-14; Philippians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8; 1 Peter 2:9,10; 4:2-4; 1 John 1:5-7

Verse 15
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
what concord
1 Samuel 5:2-4; 1 Kings 18:21; 1 Corinthians 10:20,21
or
Ezra 4:3; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:20; 1 John 5:11-13
an
1 Timothy 5:8

Verse 16
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
what
Exodus 20:3; 23:13; 34:14; Deuteronomy 4:23,24; 5:7; 6:14,15; Joshua 24:14-24; 1 Samuel 7:3,4; 1 Kings 18:21; 2 Kings 17:33,34; 21:4,5; 23:5-7; 2 Chronicles 33:4,5; Ezekiel 36:25; Hosea 14:8; Zephaniah 1:5; Matthew 6:24; 1 John 5:20,21
ye are
1 Corinthians 3:16,17; 6:19; Ephesians 2:20; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5
I will dwell
Exodus 29:45; Leviticus 26:12; Psalms 90:1; Ezekiel 43:7,9; Zechariah 2:10,11; John 6:56; Romans 8:9,11; Ephesians 3:17; 2 Timothy 1:14; 1 John 4:12,15; Revelation 21:3
I will be
Genesis 17:7,8; Jeremiah 24:7; 31:33; 32:38; Ezekiel 11:20; 36:28; 37:26,27; Hosea 2:23; Zechariah 8:8; 13:9; Romans 9:26; Hebrews 8:10; Revelation 21:7

Verse 17
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
come
7:1; Numbers 16:21,26,45; Ezra 6:21; 10:11; Psalms 1:1-3; Proverbs 9:6; Isaiah 52:11; Jeremiah 51:6; Acts 2:40; Revelation 18:4
and I
John 6:37,38; Romans 15:7

Verse 18
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
a Father
Psalms 22:30; Jeremiah 3:19; 31:1,9; Hosea 1:9,10; John 1:12; Romans 8:14-17,29; Galatians 3:26; 4:5-7; Ephesians 1:5; 1 John 3:1,2; Revelation 21:7
the Lord
Genesis 17:1; 48:3; Revelation 1:8; 21:22

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-corinthians-6.html.

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