2 Corinthians 6:11
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New International Version
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.

New Living Translation
Oh, dear Corinthian friends! We have spoken honestly with you, and our hearts are open to you.

English Standard Version
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open.

Berean Study Bible
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians. Our hearts are open wide.

Berean Literal Bible
Our mouth has been opened to you, Corinthians; our heart has been expanded.

New American Standard Bible
Our mouth has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians, our heart is opened wide.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have spoken openly to you, Corinthians; our heart has been opened wide.

International Standard Version
We have spoken frankly to you, Corinthians. Our hearts are wide open.

NET Bible
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart has been opened wide to you.

New Heart English Bible
Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians. Our heart is enlarged.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Our mouth is opened to you, Corinthians, and our heart is enlarged.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have been very open in speaking to you Corinthians. We have a place for you in our hearts.

New American Standard 1977
Our mouth has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians, our heart is opened wide.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

King James 2000 Bible
O you Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

American King James Version
O you Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Our mouth is open to you, O ye Corinthians, our heart is enlarged.

Darby Bible Translation
Our mouth is opened to you, Corinthians, our heart is expanded.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged.

Weymouth New Testament
O Corinthians, our lips are unsealed to you: our heart is expanded.

World English Bible
Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians. Our heart is enlarged.

Young's Literal Translation
Our mouth hath been open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart hath been enlarged!
Study Bible
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace
10sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. 11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians. Our hearts are open wide. 12It is not our affection, but yours that is restrained.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:32
I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart. He.

Isaiah 60:5
"Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice; Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.

Ezekiel 33:22
Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me in the evening, before the refugees came. And He opened my mouth at the time they came to me in the morning; so my mouth was opened and I was no longer speechless.

Acts 18:1
After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.

Acts 18:8
Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his whole household believed in the Lord. And many of the Corinthians who heard the message believed and were baptized.

2 Corinthians 7:3
I do not say this to condemn you. I have said before that you so occupy our hearts that we live and die together with you.

Galatians 4:12
I beg you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.

Ephesians 6:19
Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, divine utterance may be given me, so that I will boldly make known the mystery of the gospel,
Treasury of Scripture

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

ye.

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey …

Philippians 4:15 Now you Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, …

our mouth.

2 Corinthians 7:3,4 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that you …

1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn …

Job 32:20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

Job 33:2,3 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth…

Psalm 51:15 O Lord, open you my lips; and my mouth shall show forth your praise.

our heart.

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with …

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more …

Psalm 119:32 I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart.

Habakkuk 2:5 Yes also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither …

Ephesians 6:8 Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he …

Philippians 1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels …

Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every …

(11) O ye Corinthians.--There was manifestly a pause here as the letter was dictated. The rush of thoughts had reached its highest point. He rests, and feels almost as if some apology were needed for so vehement an outpouring of emotion. And now he writes as if personally pleading with them. Nowhere else in the whole range of his Epistles do we find any parallel to this form of speech--this "O ye Corinthians." He has to tell them that he speaks out of the fulness of his heart, that if his mouth has been opened with an unusual freedom it is because his heart has felt a more than common expansion.

Verses 11-18. - An appeal to the Corinthians to reciprocate his love for them, and separate themselves from evil. Verse 11. - Corinthians! A rare and very personal form of loving appeal, which occurs nowhere else in these Epistles (comp. Philippians 4:15). Our mouth is open to you. St. Paul has evidently been writing in a mood of inspired eloquence. The fervour of his feelings has found vent in an unusual flow of beautiful and forcible language. He appeals to the unreserved freedom with which he has written as a reason why they should treat him with the same frank love. Our heart is enlarged. After writing the foregoing majestic appeal, he felt that he had disburdened his heart, and as it were made room in it to receive the Corinthians unreservedly, in spite of all the wrongs which some of them had done him (comp. 2 Corinthians 7:3, 27). On the antithesis of the mouth and the heart, see Matthew 12:34; Romans 10:10. O ye Corinthians,.... The apostle having exhorted the ministers of the church at Corinth to take care of their ministry, that they fulfil it, and that it might appear that the Gospel, and gifts fitting them to preach it, were not received in vain by them; all which he strengthens and encourages by his own example; and that of others, addresses the members of the church in a very pathetic manner, saying,

our mouth is open to you; to speak our minds freely to you; we shall hide and conceal nothing from you, we shall deal with you with all plainness and faithfulness. This seems to refer unto, and pave the way for what he afterwards says about their unequal fellowship with unbelievers:

our heart is enlarged: with love to you, and eager desires after your good; and it is from the abundance of our hearts, and hearty affection for you, that our mouth is open so freely to communicate to you. 11. mouth … open unto you—I use no concealment, such as some at Corinth have insinuated (2Co 4:2). I use all freedom and openness of speech to you as to beloved friends. Hence he introduces here, "O Corinthians" (compare Php 4:15). The enlargement of his heart towards them (2Co 7:3) produced his openness of mouth, that is, his unreserved expression of his inmost feelings. As an unloving man is narrow in heart, so the apostle's heart is enlarged by love, so as to take in his converts at Corinth, not only with their graces, but with their many shortcomings (compare 1Ki 4:29; Ps 119:32; Isa 60:5).6:11-18 It is wrong for believers to join with the wicked and profane. The word unbeliever applies to all destitute of true faith. True pastors will caution their beloved children in the gospel, not to be unequally yoked. The fatal effects of neglecting Scripture precepts as to marriages clearly appear. Instead of a help meet, the union brings a snare. Those whose cross it is to be unequally united, without their wilful fault, may expect consolation under it; but when believers enter into such unions, against the express warnings of God's word, they must expect must distress. The caution also extends to common conversation. We should not join in friendship and acquaintance with wicked men and unbelievers. Though we cannot wholly avoid seeing and hearing, and being with such, yet we should never choose them for friends. We must not defile ourselves by converse with those who defile themselves with sin. Come out from the workers of iniquity, and separate from their vain and sinful pleasures and pursuits; from all conformity to the corruptions of this present evil world. If it be an envied privilege to be the son or daughter of an earthly prince, who can express the dignity and happiness of being sons and daughters of the Almighty?
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