2 Corinthians 6:16
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English Standard Version
What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

King James Bible
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

American Standard Version
And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

English Revised Version
And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Weymouth New Testament
And what compact has the Temple of God with idols? For *we* are the Temple of the ever-living God; as God has said, "I will dwell among them, and walk about among them; and will be their God, and it is they who shall be My people."

2 Corinthians 6:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Agreement (συγκατάθεσις)

Only here in the New Testament. Compare the kindred verb συγκατατίθεμαι to consent, Luke 23:51. Lit., a putting down or depositing along with one. Hence of voting the same way with another, and so agreeing.

Ye are

Read, as Rev., we are.

God hath said, etc.

The quotation is combined and condensed from Leviticus 27:11, Leviticus 27:12; and Ezekiel 37:27, after the Septuagint. Paul treats it as if directly affirmed of the christian Church, thus regarding that Church as spiritually identical with the true church of Israel.

2 Corinthians 6:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what.

Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other gods before me.

Exodus 23:13 And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods...

Exodus 34:14 For you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Deuteronomy 4:23,24 Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image...

Deuteronomy 5:7 You shall have none other gods before me.

Deuteronomy 6:14,15 You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you...

Joshua 24:14-24 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth...

1 Samuel 7:3,4 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return to the LORD with all your hearts...

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long halt you between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal...

2 Kings 17:33,34 They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there...

2 Kings 21:4,5 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name...

2 Kings 23:5-7 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah...

2 Chronicles 33:4,5 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever...

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

Hosea 14:8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree...

Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven on the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...

1 John 5:20,21 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

ye are.

1 Corinthians 3:16,17 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you...

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?

Ephesians 2:20 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we...

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices...

I will dwell.

Exodus 29:45 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.

Leviticus 26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people.

Psalm 90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

Ezekiel 43:7,9 And he said to me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet...

Zechariah 2:10,11 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, see, I come, and I will dwell in the middle of you, said the LORD...

John 6:56 He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

Romans 8:9,11 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you...

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

2 Timothy 1:14 That good thing which was committed to you keep by the Holy Ghost which dwells in us.

1 John 4:12,15 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us...

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them...

I will be.

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God...

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

Jeremiah 32:38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

Ezekiel 11:20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep my ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Ezekiel 36:28 And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Ezekiel 37:26,27 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them...

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her to me in the earth; and I will have mercy on her that had not obtained mercy...

Zechariah 8:8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God...

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried...

Romans 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said to them, You are not my people...

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind...

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Cross References
Exodus 25:8
And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.

Exodus 29:45
I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God.

Leviticus 26:12
And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.

Jeremiah 31:1
"At that time, declares the LORD, I will be the God of all the clans of Israel, and they shall be my people."

Ezekiel 37:27
My dwelling place shall be with them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

John 14:23
Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

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