2 Corinthians 6:13
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New International Version
As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also.

New Living Translation
I am asking you to respond as if you were my own children. Open your hearts to us!

English Standard Version
In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

Berean Study Bible
As a fair exchange, I ask you as my children: Open wide your hearts also.

Berean Literal Bible
Now as the same recompense, I speak as to children, be you expanded also.

New American Standard Bible
Now in a like exchange-- I speak as to children-- open wide to us also.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I speak as to my children. As a proper response, you should also be open to us.

International Standard Version
Do us a favor—I ask you as my children—and open wide your hearts.

NET Bible
Now as a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts to us also.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I speak as to children: “Pay me my remuneration which is with you, and enlarge your love to me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm talking to you as I would talk to children. Treat us the same way we've treated you. Make a place for us in your hearts too.

New American Standard 1977
Now in a like exchange—I speak as to children—open wide to us also.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now for a recompense in the same (I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged.

King James 2000 Bible
Now in return for the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be you also enlarged in heart.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But having the same recompense, (I speak as to my children,) be you also enlarged.

Darby Bible Translation
but for an answering recompense, (I speak as to children,) let your heart also expand itself.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Now for a recompense in the same (I speak as to my children,) be ye also enlarged.

Weymouth New Testament
And in just requital--I speak as to my children--let your hearts expand also.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and as a recompense of the same kind, (as to children I say it,) be ye enlarged -- also ye!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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?
Study Bible
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace
12It is not our affection, but yours that is restrained. 13As a fair exchange, I ask you as my children: Open wide your hearts also. 14Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership can righteousness have with wickedness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?…
Cross References
Psalm 119:32
I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart. He.

1 Corinthians 4:14
I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.

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

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
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