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2 Corinthians 6:11

    2 Corinthians 6:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O you Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Our mouth is open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart is enlarged.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our mouth is open to you, O Corinthians, our heart is wide.

    Webster's Revision

    Our mouth is open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart is enlarged.

    World English Bible

    Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians. Our heart is enlarged.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Our mouth is open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart is enlarged.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:11

    O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you - I speak to you with the utmost freedom and fluency, because of my affection for you.

    Our heart is enlarged - It is expanded to take you and all your interests in; and to keep you in the most affectionate remembrance.

    The preceding verses contain a very fine specimen of a very powerful and commanding eloquence.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 6:11

    O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you - We speak freely, and fully. This is an affectionate address to them, and has reference to what he had just said. It means that, when the heart was full on the subject, words would flow freely, and that he had given vent to the fervid language which he had just used because his heart was full. He loved them; he felt deeply; and he spoke to them with the utmost freedom of what he had thought, and purposed, and done.

    Our heart is enlarged - We have deep feelings, which naturally vent themselves in fervent and glowing language. The main idea here is, that he had a strong affection for them; a heart which embraced and loved them all, and which expressed itself in the language of deep emotion. He had loved them so that he was willing to be reproached, and to be persecuted, and to be poor, and to have his name cast out as evil. "I cannot be silent. I conceal or dissemble nothing. I am full of ardent attachment, and that naturally vents itself in the strong language which I have used." True attachment will find means of expressing itself. A heart full of love will give vent to its feelings. There will be no dissembling and hypocrisy there. And if a minister loves the souls of his people he will pour out the affections of his heart in strong and glowing language.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 6:11

    6:11 From the praise of the Christian ministry, which he began 2Cor 2:14, he now draws his affectionate exhortation. O ye Corinthians - He seldom uses this appellation. But it has here a peculiar force. Our mouth is opened toward you - With uncommon freedom, because our heart is enlarged - In tenderness.