English Standard Version
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open.
King James Bible
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
Darby Bible Translation
Our mouth is opened to you, Corinthians, 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!
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Is enlarged (πεπλάτυνται)
Only here, 2 Corinthians 6:13, and Matthew 23:5, where it is used of widening the phylacteries. From πλατύς broad. Quite common in the Septuagint, and with various shades of meaning, but usually rendered enlarge. Of worldly prosperity, "waxed fat," Deuteronomy 32:15; compare Genesis 9:27. Of pride, Deuteronomy 11:16. Of deliverance in distress, Psalm 4:1. Expand with joy, Psalm 119:32. The idea of enlargement of heart in the sense of increased breadth of sympathy and understanding, as here, is also expressed in the Old Testament by other words, as concerning Solomon, to whom God gave largeness of heart, Sept., χύμα outpouring. Compare Isaiah 60:5.
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Text: First Thessalonians 4, 1-7. 1 Finally then, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as ye received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, even as ye do walk,--that ye abound more and more. 2 For ye know what charge we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; 4 that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust, …
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Epistle Xl. To Cyriacus, Patriarch of Constantinople.
"And Truly Our Fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And These Things Write we unto You, that Your Joy May Be
I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!
Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me the evening before the fugitive came; and he had opened my mouth by the time the man came to me in the morning, so my mouth was opened, and I was no longer mute.
After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.
2 Corinthians 7:3
I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together.
Brothers, I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong.
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