2 Cor 7:1

7:1 these promises. The Old Testament promises quoted in 6:16–18.

let us cleanse ourselves. We must play an active, vigorous role in sanctification (Phil. 2:12, 13).

every defilement Paul means all kinds of sin, however they come to expression in life. Physical cleanliness is not in view (Matt. 7:15; 1 Pet. 3:21).