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1 Corinthians 6:17

    1 Corinthians 6:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he who is united to the Lord is one spirit.

    Webster's Revision

    But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

    World English Bible

    But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:17

    Is one spirit - He who is united to God, by faith in Christ Jesus, receives his Spirit, and becomes a partaker of the Divine nature. Who can change such a relationship for communion with a harlot; or for any kind of sensual gratification? He who can must be far and deeply fallen!

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 6:17

    But he that is joined to the Lord - The true Christian, united by faith to the Lord Jesus; see John 15:1 ff.

    Is one spirit - That is, in a sense similar to that in which a man and his wife are one body. It is not to be taken literally; but the sense is, that there is a close and intimate union; they are united in feeling, spirit, intention, disposition. The argument is beautiful. It is, "As the union of souls is more important than that of bodies; as that union is more lasting, dear, and enduring than any union of body with body can be, and as our union with him is with a Spirit pure and holy, it is improper that we should sever that tie, and break that sacred bond, by being joined to a harlot. The union with Christ is more intimate, entire, and pure than that can be between a man and woman; and that union should be regarded as sacred and inviolable." O, if all Christians felt and regarded this as they should, how would they shrink from the connections which they often form on earth! Compare Ephesians 4:4.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 6:17

    6:17 But he that is joined to the Lord - By faith. Is one spirit with him - And shall he make himself one flesh with an harlot?