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2 Corinthians 6:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto [my] children), be ye also enlarged.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto [my] children,) be ye also enlarged.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now in a like exchange—I speak as to children—open wide [to us] also.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now for a recompense in the same (I speak as to [my] children,) be ye also enlarged.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but for an answering recompense, (I speak as to children,) let *your* heart also expand itself.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Howbeit, by way of the like recompense—as, unto children, I speak, be enlarged, even, ye.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and [as] a recompense of the same kind, (as to children I say [it],) be ye enlarged—also ye!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But having the same recompense (I speak as to my children): be you also enlarged.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Nowe for a recompense in the same, (I speake as vnto my children) be ye also inlarged.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But as unto (my) children, I say to you, Render to me my gains which are with you, and expand your love towards me.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— I speak as to [my] children, Pay me the debt which ye owe, and expand your love towards me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
for a recompence 489
{0489} Prime
From a compound of G0473 and G3408; requital, correspondence.
in the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
same, y846
[0846] Standard
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
(I x846
(0846) Complement
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
speak 3004
{3004} Prime
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
as 5613
{5613} Prime
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
unto [my] children,) 5043
{5043} Prime
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
be y4115
[4115] Standard
From G4116; to widen (literally or figuratively).
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
ye 5210
{5210} Prime
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
also 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
enlarged. 4115
{4115} Prime
From G4116; to widen (literally or figuratively).
<5682> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 40
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 6:13

_ _ Translate, “As a recompense in the same kind ... be enlarged also yourselves” [Ellicott]. “In the same way” as my heart is enlarged towards you (2 Corinthians 6:11), and “as a recompense” for it (Galatians 4:12).

_ _ I speak as unto my children — as children would naturally be expected to recompense their parents’ love with similar love.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:11-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 6:13

Now for a recompence of the same — Of my parental tenderness. I speak as to my children — I ask nothing hard or grievous. Be ye also enlarged — Open your hearts, first to God, and then to us, so 2 Corinthians 8:5, that God may "dwell in you," 2 Corinthians 6:16; 2 Corinthians 7:1; and that ye may "receive us," 2 Corinthians 7:2.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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1 Corinthians 4:14-15 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you]. ... For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet [have ye] not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
1 Thessalonians 2:11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father [doth] his children,
Hebrews 12:5-6 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: ... For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1 John 2:12-14 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. ... I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.


2 Kings 13:14-19 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. ... And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed [it]: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria [but] thrice.
Psalms 81:10 I [am] the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Matthew 9:28-29 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. ... Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Matthew 17:19-21 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? ... Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Mark 6:4-6 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. ... And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].
James 1:6-7 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. ... For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: ... And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
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2K 13:14. Ps 81:10. Mt 9:28; 17:19. Mk 6:4; 11:24. 1Co 4:14. Ga 4:19. 1Th 2:11. He 12:5. Jm 1:6. 1Jn 2:1, 12; 3:7, 18; 5:14. 3Jn 1:4.

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