2 Corinthians 6:6
New International Version
in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

New Living Translation
We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love.

English Standard Version
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

Berean Study Bible
in purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

Berean Literal Bible
in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness; in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love;

King James Bible
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

New King James Version
by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,

New American Standard Bible
in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,

NASB 1995
in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,

NASB 1977
in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,

Amplified Bible
in purity and sincerity, in knowledge and spiritual insight, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,

Christian Standard Bible
by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,

American Standard Version
in pureness, in knowledge, in long suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By purity, by knowledge, by endurance, by kindness, by The Spirit of Holiness, by love without deceit,

Contemporary English Version
But we have kept ourselves pure and have been understanding, patient, and kind. The Holy Spirit has been with us, and our love has been real.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In chastity, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in sweetness, in the Holy Ghost, in charity unfeigned,

English Revised Version
in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in the Holy Ghost, in love unfeigned,

Good News Translation
By our purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness we have shown ourselves to be God's servants--by the Holy Spirit, by our true love,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[People can see] our purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit's presence [in our lives], our sincere love,

International Standard Version
with purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; with the Holy Spirit, genuine love,

Literal Standard Version
in pureness, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unhypocritical love,

NET Bible
by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by benevolence, by the Holy Spirit, by genuine love,

New Heart English Bible
in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love,

Weymouth New Testament
by purity of life, by knowledge, by patience, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love;

World English Bible
in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love,

Young's Literal Translation
in pureness, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace
5in beatings, imprisonments, and riots; in labor, sleepless nights, and hunger; 6in purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; 7in truthful speech and in the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;…

Cross References
Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.

1 Corinthians 2:4
My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,

1 Corinthians 12:8
To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by the same Spirit,

2 Corinthians 1:23
I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.

2 Corinthians 2:10
If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And if I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven it in the presence of Christ for your sake,

2 Corinthians 11:6
Although I am not a polished speaker, I am certainly not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you in every way possible.

2 Corinthians 13:10
This is why I write these things while absent, so that when I am present I will not need to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.


Treasury of Scripture

By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

pureness.

2 Corinthians 7:2
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

1 Thessalonians 2:10
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

knowledge.

2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:6
But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

1 Corinthians 2:1,2,16
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God…

long suffering.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 4:2,32
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; …

by the.

2 Corinthians 3:3
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Romans 15:19
Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

love.

2 Corinthians 2:4
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

2 Corinthians 11:11
Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.









(6) By pureness . . .--The word may possibly mean "purity of motive" in its widest sense, but the use of the corresponding adjective in 2Corinthians 11:2; 1Timothy 5:22; Titus 2:3; 1Peter 3:2, and, indeed, its general sense elsewhere, is decisive in favour of "purity from sensual sin"--personal chastity. In the general state of morals throughout the empire, and especially in writing to such a city as Corinth, it was natural to dwell on this aspect of the Christian character. (Comp. 1Corinthians 7:7.) The "knowledge" is obviously not that of earthly things, but of the mysteries of God (Ephesians 3:4). In "kindness" we trace the consciousness of an effort to reproduce the graciousness which he looked on as a characteristic attribute of God and Christ (Ephesians 2:7; Titus 3:4). In the "Holy Ghost" we may see a reference both to spiritual gifts, such as those of tongues and prophecy (1Corinthians 14:18-19), and to the impulses and promptings in which he traced the general guidance of the Spirit (Acts 16:6-7). "Love unfeigned" (i.e., without hypocrisy) presents the same combination as in Romans 12:9 ("without dissimulation" in the English version). . . . Verse 6. - By pureness; rather, in pureness, as the preposition is the same. He now gives six instances of special gifts and virtues. The "pureness" is not only "chastity," but absolute sincerity (1 John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:10). By knowledge. The knowledge is the true knowledge of the gospel in its fulness (Ephesians 3:4). In his depth of insight into the truth St. Paul was specially gifted. The word gnosis had not yet acquired the fatal connotations which afterwards discredited it. By long suffering (2 Timothy 3:10; 2 Timothy 4:2). The patient endurance of insults, of which St. Paul shows a practical specimen in this Epistle, and still more in Philippians 1:15-18. By kindness. "Love suffereth long, and is kind" (1 Corinthians 13:4); "Long suffering, kindness" (Galatians 5:22). By the Holy Ghost. To the special gift of the Spirit St. Paul attributed all his success (1 Thessalonians 1:5; Romans 15:18, 19). By love unfeigned; which is the surest fruit of the Spirit, and the best of all spiritual gifts (2 Corinthians 12:15; 1 Corinthians 8:1; 1 Corinthians 13; Romans 12:9, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

purity,
ἁγνότητι (hagnotēti)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 54: Purity, chastity. From hagnos; cleanness, i.e. blamelessness.

knowledge,
γνώσει (gnōsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1108: Knowledge, doctrine, wisdom. From ginosko; knowing, i.e. knowledge.

patience,
μακροθυμίᾳ (makrothymia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3115: Patience, forbearance, longsuffering. From the same as makrothumos; longanimity, i.e. forbearance or fortitude.

[and]
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

kindness;
χρηστότητι (chrēstotēti)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5544: Goodness, uprightness, kindness, gentleness. From chrestos; usefulness, i.e. Morally, excellence.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Holy
Ἁγίῳ (Hagiō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit
Πνεύματι (Pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

[and] in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

sincere
ἀνυποκρίτῳ (anypokritō)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 505: Unfeigned, without hypocrisy, sincere. Undissembled, i.e. Sincere.

love;
ἀγάπῃ (agapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.


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