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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.
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.
CommentaryMatthew 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 BibleDo 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.”
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.
"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,
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."
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God.
The one who is victorious will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.
Treasury of Scripture
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