Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

As workers together with God we urge you also, who have received God's unearned favor, do not allow it to be for nothing,

New American Standard Bible

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—

King James Version

We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

Holman Bible

Working together with Him, we also appeal to you, “Don’t receive God’s grace in vain.”

International Standard Version

Since, then, we are working with God, we plead with you not to accept God's grace in vain.

A Conservative Version

And working jointly, we urge you also not to receive the grace of God in vain

American Standard Version

And working together with him we entreat also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain

Amplified

Working together with Him, we strongly urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain [by turning away from sound doctrine and His merciful kindness].

Anderson New Testament

As co-workers with him, we beseech you, that you receive not the grace of God in vain:

Bible in Basic English

We then, working together with God, make our request to you not to take the grace of God to no purpose.

Common New Testament

Working together with him, then, we urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Invested then with such a commission, I beseech you let not the offers of divine favour be made to you in vain.

Darby Translation

But as fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:

Godbey New Testament

But working together we indeed intreat you not to have received the grace of God in vain:

Goodspeed New Testament

As God's fellow-worker, I appeal to you, too, not to accept the favor of God and then waste it.

John Wesley New Testament

We then, as fellow-labourers, do also exhort you, not to receive the grace of God in vain.

Julia Smith Translation

And working together, we also beseech, lest also ye receive the grace of God in vain.

King James 2000

We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now [because we] are fellow workers, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

Modern King James verseion

But working together, we also call on you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We as helpers therefore exhort you, that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

Moffatt New Testament

I appeal to you too, as a worker with God, do not receive the grace of God in vain.

Montgomery New Testament

As a worker with him I beseech you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

NET Bible

Now because we are fellow workers, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

New Heart English Bible

Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain,

Noyes New Testament

As fellowworkers, then, with him, we also exhort you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain;

Sawyer New Testament

And being also co-laborers we exhort you not to receive the grace of God in vain,??2 for he says, In an acceptable time I heard you, and in a day of salvation I helped you; behold, now is an acceptable time, behold, now is a day of salvation,??3 giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry may not be blamed,

The Emphasized Bible

As co-workers, however, we also beseech, that, not in vain, the favour of God, ye welcome;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

WE then as labourers with him, exhort you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore, as God's fellow-workers, we also appeal to you not to receive his loving-kindness in vain.

Webster

We then, as co-workers with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

Weymouth New Testament

And you also we, as God's fellow workers, entreat not to be found to have received His grace to no purpose.

Williams New Testament

As God's fellow-worker I beg you too not to accept God's favor and throw it away.

World English Bible

Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain,

Worrell New Testament

And, working together with Him, we also entreat you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain

Worsley New Testament

And we co-operating with Him do also exhort you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:

Youngs Literal Translation

And working together also we call upon you that ye receive not in vain the grace of God --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
We
παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

συνεργέω 
sunergeo 
Usage: 5

with him, beseech
παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

that ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

δέχομαι 
Dechomai 
Usage: 30

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

the grace
χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

in
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 6:1

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 6:1

References

Images 2 Corinthians 6:1

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 6:1

Context Readings

Afflictions Of God's Servants

1 As workers together with God we urge you also, who have received God's unearned favor, do not allow it to be for nothing, 2 for God said [Isa. 49:8], "I listened to you at the right time [i.e., when you needed my favor], and I helped you on the day of your salvation." Look, now is the right time [to accept God's favor]; now is the day of salvation.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:9

For we are all fellow-workers in God's service; you people are God's farm land; [you are] God's building.

Hebrews 12:15

Look carefully [at how you are living] so that no one falls away from God's unearned favor, and that no "poisonous plant sprouts up" to cause trouble and corrupt many people [Note: This is an analogy from Deut. 29:16-18 being used as a warning against the evil influence of wicked people],

Hebrews 12:15

Look carefully [at how you are living] so that no one falls away from God's unearned favor, and that no "poisonous plant sprouts up" to cause trouble and corrupt many people [Note: This is an analogy from Deut. 29:16-18 being used as a warning against the evil influence of wicked people],

Matthew 23:37

"O, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [you people] who murdered the prophets and stoned those who were sent to you! How often I have wanted to gather you people together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Acts 14:3

Paul and Barnabas remained there a long time and spoke [the message] boldly for [or, in the power of] the Lord who gave His approval to the message of unearned favor by allowing [miraculous] signs and wonders to be performed by them.

Romans 12:1

So, I urge you, brothers, because God is so merciful [to us], to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, [fully] dedicated and very pleasing to God. For this is a reasonable [or spiritual] way for you to worship [or serve] Him.

2 Corinthians 5:18-20

All [these] things are from God, who restored us to fellowship with Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of restoring [other] people to [such] fellowship.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

Now, brothers, we want you to know about the favor God has given to the churches in Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul, who am humble [when speaking] face to face with you, but bold when I am away from you, urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ [Note: This means either Paul was imitating Christ's behavior or that the Corinthians were to do so]:

Galatians 2:21

[In doing this] I am not trying to disregard God's unearned favor, for if a person could become right with God by [perfect obedience to the requirements of] the law of Moses, then Christ died for nothing.

Galatians 3:4

Did you suffer so many things [for the faith] all for nothing? [That is], if it really was for nothing?

Galatians 4:11-12

I am afraid for you, [i.e., for your spiritual safety], that possibly I may have spent a lot of effort on your behalf for nothing.

Titus 2:11

For God's unearned favor has appeared, bringing salvation to all people [i.e., in the coming of Christ].

Hebrews 12:25

Pay careful attention so that you do not refuse [to hear] God when He speaks to you. [See verse 9]. For if those people [i.e., the Israelites] did not escape [judgment] when they refused [to hear] Him who warned them on earth [i.e., God speaking through Moses at Mount Sinai], how much less [likely] will we escape [judgment] if we reject Him who warns from heaven [i.e., Christ]?

1 Peter 4:10

As each of you has received a gift [from God], you should make use of it [in the body], so that you will be [good] caretakers of the many unearned ways that God favors you.

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