"Isaiah 52:11; Ezek. Grotius supposes that it was not taken from any particular place in the Old Testament, but was a part of a hymn that was in use among the Hebrews. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. Verse. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. This could not be done until they were separated from an idolatrous and wicked world. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers - This is a military term: keep in your own ranks; do not leave the Christian community to join in that of the heathens. Paul was inspired as well as the prophets; and it may be that he meant to communicate a promise directly from God. Or why may it not be that we should regard Paul here himself as speaking as an inspired man directly, and making a promise then first communicated immediately from the Lord? The seductive myth which represents this Father as the little child whom the Lord placed in the midst of his apostles (St. Matt. 2 Corinthians 6:17. It has no regard to touching, tasting, and eating any sort of food, which was forbid as unclean by the ceremonial law; for the difference between meats clean and unclean was now removed; but if anything is particularly designed by the unclean thing, it seems to be idolatry, and to be a prohibition of joining with worshippers of idols in their idolatrous practices, whereby a moral pollution is contracted; since in the beginning of the former verse it is said, "what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?" The people of God are a separate people in election, redemption, and the effectual calling, and ought to be so in their conduct and conversation; they ought to separate themselves from all superstition and will worship in religious matters, and from the evil customs and manners of the world, though they are sure to become a prey, and to expose themselves to the contempt and rage of it: and touch not the unclean thing. 2) indicates at least the period when he may be supposed to have been born. Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go: Malachi 2:11,15 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem... 1 Corinthians 5:9 I wrote to you in an letter not to company with fornicators: 1 Corinthians 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will... 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 30-107.] The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. for God could not inhabit in them if they had concord with Belial, a portion with infidels; etc. 2 Corinthians 6:17 NIV. Don't have an account? 1 Samuel 5:2,3 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon... 1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long halt you between two opinions? 1. All rights reserved. An error occurred while marking the devotional as read. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. 17Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. These words are taken out of Isaiah 52:11 where the several phrases here used may be observed. Babylon, in the Scriptures, is the emblem of whatever is proud, arrogant, wicked, and opposed to God; and Paul, therefore, applies the words here with great beauty and force to illustrate the duty of Christians in separating themselves from a vain, idolatrous, and wicked world. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. New International Version; 2 Corinthians 6:17 ... 2 Corinthians 6:17 View Full Chapter. Some apply this exhortation to pious persons marrying with those who are not decidedly religious, and converted to God. These words with the verses following, though used evidently somewhat in the form of a quotation, yet are not to be found in any single place in the Old Testament In 2 Samuel 7:14, God says of Solomon, “I will be his Father, and he shall be my son.” In Jeremiah 31:9, God says, “For I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born.” It is probable that Paul had such passages in his eye, yet he doubtless designed rather to express the general sense of the promises of the Old Testament than to quote any single passage. 2 Corinthians 6:17, 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," An error occurred while accessing favorites. 1-9 Euodia and Syntyche--Conditions to unanimity--Great uses of small occasions--Connexion to the paragraphs--The fortress and the sentinel--A golden chain of truths--Joy in the Lord--Yieldingness--Prayer in everything--Activities of a heart at rest Ver. For what fellowship, etc. 2 Corinthians 6 :: New International Version (NIV) Strong's.