Your Bible Verse For Today

2 Corinthians 6:17

2 Corinthians 6:17

King James Version (KJV)
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

English Standard Version (ESV)
“Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you,

New International Version (NIV)
Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”

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    • In 2 Corinthians 6, Paul talks about how God dwells within us – we are the temple of the living God. Consequently, we need to separate ourselves from unbelievers; the worldly culture that surrounds us. To illustrate God’s desire that we separate ourselves, in verse 17 Paul quotes from the Old Testament – Isaiah 52:11 – when God similarly instructed the Jewish exiles to get out of pagan Babylon and return to Judea, i.e. to separate themselves from that unclean, pagan place. 2 Corinthians 6:17 shouldn’t be interpreted as meaning that there are actual unclean things that we shouldn’t touch. Christianity holds no such rules.

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