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2 Corinthians 6:13

    2 Corinthians 6:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as to my children,) be you also enlarged.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now to give me back payment of the same sort (I am talking as to my children), let your hearts be wide open to me.

    Webster's Revision

    Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged.

    World English Bible

    Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be open wide.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:13

    Now for a recompense in the same - That you may, in some sort, repay me for my affection towards you, I speak to you as unto my children, whom I have a right to command, be ye also enlarged - love me as I love you.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 6:13

    Now for a recompence in the same - "By way of recompence, open your hearts in the same manner toward me as I have done toward you. It is all the reward or compensation which I ask of you; all the return which I desire. I do not ask silver or gold, or any earthly possessions. I ask only a return of love, and a devotedness to the cause which I love, and which I endeavor to promote."

    I speak as unto my children - I speak as a parent addressing his children. I sustain toward you the relation of a spiritual father, and I have a right to require and expect a return of affection.

    Be ye also enlarged - Be not straitened in your affections. Love me as I love you. Give to me the same proofs of attachment which I have given you. The idea in this verse is, that the only compensation or remuneration which he expected for all the love which he had shown them, and for all his toils and self-denials in their behalf 2 Corinthians 6:4-5, was, that they would love him, and yield obedience to the laws of the gospel requiring them to be separate from the world, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. One ground of the claim which he had to their affection was, that he sustained toward them the relation of a father, and that he had a right to require and to expect such a return of love. The Syriac renders it well: "Enlarge your love toward me." Tyndale renders it: "I speak unto you as unto children, which have like reward with us; stretch yourselves therefore out; bear not the yoke with unbelievers."

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 6:13

    6:13 Now for a recompence of the same - Of my parental tenderness. I speak as to my children - I ask nothing hard or grievous. Be ye also enlarged - Open your hearts, first to God, and then to us, so 2Cor 8:5, that God may dwell in you, 2Cor 6:16; 7:1; and that ye may receive us, 2Cor 7:2.