2 Corinthians 6:13

13 1In return (I speak 2as to children) widen your hearts also.

2 Corinthians 6:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 6:13

Now for a recompence in the same
That your love to me may answer mine to you; that as you have my heart, I may have yours, and the same room in your heart, as you have in mine. The Vulgate Latin version reads, "having the same recompence"; and the Arabic version renders it, "grant to me the same recompence"; and the Syriac version, "recompense to me my usuries that are with you"; that is, repay me with affection, let love be returned for love.

I speak as unto my children;
which relation subsisting between us requires mutual affection; for as a father should love his children, so children should love their father:

be ye also enlarged;
in your love to me, as I am to you; and then, as if he should say, you will bear with, and take in good part the following exhortation and advice.

2 Corinthians 6:13 In-Context

11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open.
12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.
13 In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.
14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Galatians 4:12]
  • 2. 1 Corinthians 4:14