2 Corinthians 6:13

13 Now in a like 1exchange -I speak as to 2children -open wide to us 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 Our mouth has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians, our heart is opened wide.
12 You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections.
13 Now in a like exchange -I speak as to children -open wide to us also.
14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?

Cross References 2

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