Therefore “Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6:17
Again in this verse Paul uses a composite quoting of Scripture. Much of the quote is from Isaiah 52:11, 12, but it also draws on Leviticus 11:8, and the ending “I will receive you” resembles the Greek version of Ezekiel 11:17 and Jeremiah 24:5.… Read the rest
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16
Paul asks his fifth rhetorical question here with the words, “And what agreement has the temple of God with idols.” The word for “agreement” is sugkatathesis, and is only used here in the New Testament.… Read the rest
And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:15
In this verse, Paul will continue with his five rhetorical questions which are based on the statement, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” The first question here contains the argument he is making by asking, “And what accord has Christ with Belial?” The second will support the conclusion by asking, “Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?”
In the first, he uses the term “Belial” and asks what accord Christ has with Belial.… Read the rest
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14
After speaking to the Corinthians about opening wide their hearts, Paul now seems to take on a completely different line of thought which some scholars find out of place, as if something was later taken out or added.… Read the rest