2 Corinthians 6:11

11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.

2 Corinthians 6:11 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
English Standard Version (ESV)
11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open.
New Living Translation (NLT)
11 Oh, dear Corinthian friends! We have spoken honestly with you, and our hearts are open to you.
The Message Bible (MSG)
11 Dear, dear Corinthians, I can't tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life.
American Standard Version (ASV)
11 Our mouth is open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart is enlarged.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
11 We have been very open in speaking to you Corinthians. We have a place for you in our hearts.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
11 We have spoken openly to you, Corinthians; our heart has been opened wide.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
11 Believers at Corinth, we have spoken freely to you. We have opened our hearts wide to you.

2 Corinthians 6:11 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 6:11

O ye Corinthians
The apostle having exhorted the ministers of the church at Corinth to take care of their ministry, that they fulfil it, and that it might appear that the Gospel, and gifts fitting them to preach it, were not received in vain by them; all which he strengthens and encourages by his own example; and that of others, addresses the members of the church in a very pathetic manner, saying,

our mouth is open to you;
to speak our minds freely to you; we shall hide and conceal nothing from you, we shall deal with you with all plainness and faithfulness. This seems to refer unto, and pave the way for what he afterwards says about their unequal fellowship with unbelievers:

our heart is enlarged:
with love to you, and eager desires after your good; and it is from the abundance of our hearts, and hearty affection for you, that our mouth is open so freely to communicate to you.

2 Corinthians 6:11 In-Context

9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;
10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.
12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
13 As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 2 Corinthians 7:3
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