2 Corinthians 6:16
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New International Version
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will 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.

Darby Bible Translation
and what agreement of God's temple with idols? for *ye* are [the] living God's temple; according as God has said, I will dwell among them, and walk among [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be to me a people.

World English Bible
What agreement has a temple of God with idols? For you 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 will be my people."

Young's Literal Translation
and what agreement to the sanctuary of God with idols? for ye are a sanctuary of the living God, according as God said -- 'I will dwell in them, and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What agreement hath the temple of God with idols - Nothing could appear more abominable to a Jew than an idol in the temple of God: here, then, could be no agreement; the worship of the two is wholly incompatible. An idolater never worships the true God; a Christian never worships an idol. If ye join in idolatrous rites, it is impossible that ye should be Christians.

Ye are the temple of the living God - God intends to make the heart of every believer his own house.

I will dwell in them, and walk in them - The words are very emphatic: ενοικησω εν αυτοις· I will inhabit in them. I will not be as a wayfaring man, who turns aside to tarry as for a night, but I will take up my constant residence with them; I will dwell in and among them.

I will be their God - They shall have no other God, they shall have none besides me; and if they take me for their God, I will be to them all that an infinite, eternal, and self-sufficient Being can be to his intelligent offspring.

They shall be my people - If they take me for their God, their supreme and eternal Good, I will take them for my people; and instruct, enlighten, defend, provide for, support, and bless them, as if I had none else to care for in the creation.

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.

Library
Blessed Prosperity Meditations on the First Psalm.
INTRODUCTORY. There is a prosperity which is not blessed: it comes not from above but from beneath, and it leads away from, not towards heaven. This prosperity of the wicked is often a sore perplexity to the servants of GOD; they need to be reminded of the exhortation, "Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass." Many besides the Psalmist have been envious at the foolish when seeing the prosperity of the wicked, and have been
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

Love and the Comforter.
"By the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned."--2 Cor. vi. 6. The question is, "In what sense is the pouring out of Love an ever-continued, never-finished work? Love is here taken in its highest, purest sense. Love which gives its goods to the poor and its body to be burned is out of the question. St. Paul declares that one may do these things and still be nothing more than a sounding brass, utterly devoid of the least spark of the true and real Love. In 2 Cor. vi. 6 the apostle mentions the motives of
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Purity and Peace in the Present Lord
PHILIPPIANS iv. 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. 1. +So, my brethren beloved and longed for+, missed indeed, at this long distance from you, +my joy and crown+ of victory (stephanos), +thus+, as having such certainties and such aims, with such a Saviour, and looking for such
Handley C. G. Moule—Philippian Studies

Introductory Note to the Epistles of Ignatius
[a.d. 30-107.] The seductive myth which represents this Father as the little child whom the Lord placed in the midst of his apostles (St. Matt. xviii. 2) indicates at least the period when he may be supposed to have been born. That he and Polycarp were fellow-disciples under St. John, is a tradition by no means inconsistent with anything in the Epistles of either. His subsequent history is sufficiently indicated in the Epistles which follow. Had not the plan of this series been so exclusively that
Ignatius—The Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians

Cross References
Exodus 25:8
"Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.

Exodus 29:45
Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God.

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

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

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

Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."

John 14:23
Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

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