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2 Corinthians 6:16-18 New Living Translation (NLT)

16 And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said:

“I will live in them
    and walk among them.
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.[a]
17 Therefore, come out from among unbelievers,
    and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord.
Don’t touch their filthy things,
    and I will welcome you.[b]
18 And I will be your Father,
    and you will be my sons and daughters,
    says the Lord Almighty.[c]

Footnotes:

  1. 6:16 Lev 26:12; Ezek 37:27.
  2. 6:17 Isa 52:11; Ezek 20:34 (Greek version).
  3. 6:18 2 Sam 7:14.
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2 Corinthians 6:16-18 Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said:

I will dwell among them and walk among them;
And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 
“So come out from among unbelievers and be separate,” says the Lord,
And do not touch what is unclean;
And I will graciously receive you and welcome you [with favor],
18 
And I will be a Father to you,
And you will be My sons and daughters,”
Says the Lord Almighty.

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2 Corinthians 6:16-18 The Message (MSG)

14-18 Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark? Does Christ go strolling with the Devil? Do trust and mistrust hold hands? Who would think of setting up pagan idols in God’s holy Temple? But that is exactly what we are, each of us a temple in whom God lives. God himself put it this way:

“I’ll live in them, move into them;
    I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people.
So leave the corruption and compromise;
    leave it for good,” says God.
“Don’t link up with those who will pollute you.
    I want you all for myself.
I’ll be a Father to you;
    you’ll be sons and daughters to me.”
The Word of the Master, God.

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2 Corinthians 6:16-18 The Passion Translation (TPT)

16 What friendship does God’s temple[a] have with demons?[b] For indeed, we are the temple of the living God, just as God has said:

I will make my home in them and walk among them.
I will be their God, and they will be my people.[c]

17 For this reason,

“Come out from among them and be separate,” says the Lord.
“Touch nothing that is unclean, and I will embrace you.[d]
18 I will be a true Father to you,[e]
    and you will be my beloved sons and daughters,”
    says the Lord Yahweh Almighty.[f]

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 6:16 The temple in Jerusalem was still standing when Paul wrote this.
  2. 2 Corinthians 6:16 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “idols.”
  3. 2 Corinthians 6:16 See Lev. 26:12; Jer. 32:38; Ezek. 37:27.
  4. 2 Corinthians 6:17 Or “I will welcome you” (within). See Isa. 52:11; Ezek. 20:41.
  5. 2 Corinthians 6:18 God himself will assume the role of caring for us and meeting our needs, giving himself eternally to us. See Ps. 103:18; Mal. 1:6.
  6. 2 Corinthians 6:18 As translated from the Aramaic. See 2 Sam. 7:14; Isa. 43:6. Paul is paraphrasing Old Testament texts, changing phrases and combining them to make his point. Jesus likewise often paraphrased Old Testament verses as he taught the people.
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2 Corinthians 6:16-18 New King James Version (NKJV)

16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you[a] 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.”

17 Therefore

“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
18 “I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 6:16 NU we
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