2 Corinthians 6:18
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New International Version
And, "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

New Living Translation
And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty."

English Standard Version
and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

Berean Study Bible
And: "I will be a father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Berean Literal Bible
and "I will be for a father to you, and you will be for sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty."

New American Standard Bible
"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.

King James Bible
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.

International Standard Version
I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters," declares the Lord Almighty.

NET Bible
and I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters," says the All-Powerful Lord.

New Heart English Bible
"And I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters," says the Lord Almighty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I shall be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to me, says THE LORD JEHOVAH, The Almighty.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord Almighty says, "I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters."

New American Standard 1977
“And I will be a father to you,
            And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
            Says the Lord Almighty.



Jubilee Bible 2000
and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

King James 2000 Bible
And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

American King James Version
And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.

American Standard Version
And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Darby Bible Translation
and I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me for sons and daughters, saith [the] Lord Almighty.

English Revised Version
And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will be a Father to you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Weymouth New Testament
and you shall be My sons and daughters,' says the Lord the Ruler of all."

World English Bible
I will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,' says the Lord Almighty."

Young's Literal Translation
and I will be to you for a Father, and ye -- ye shall be to Me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.'

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
Do Not Be Unequally Yoked
17“Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 18And: “I will be a father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:14
"I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,

1 Chronicles 17:13
"I will be his father and he shall be My son; and I will not take My lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him who was before you.

Isaiah 43:6
"I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,

Hosea 1:10
Yet the number of the sons of Israel Will be like the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place Where it is said to them, "You are not My people," It will be said to them, "You are the sons of the living God."

Romans 8:14
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:16
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

Romans 8:19
The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God.

Revelation 21:7
The one who is victorious will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.
Treasury of Scripture

And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.

a Father.

Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Jeremiah 3:19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you …

Jeremiah 31:1,9 At the same time, said the LORD, will I be the God of all the families …

Hosea 1:9,10 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for you are not my people, and …

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the …

Romans 8:14-17,29 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God…

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:5-7 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the …

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ …

1 John 3:1,2 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, …

the Lord.

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to …

Genesis 48:3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the …

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, …

Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb …

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