|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."|
|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.|
|Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, |
"I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM;
AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE."
|2 Corinthians 6:16 |
An ox and a donkey put in a double yoke were unequally yoked (see Deut. 22:10). They could not pull the load evenly and might want to go different directions. So Christians are not to form close or permanent, marital, social, or business ties with unbelievers. These relationships might pull them into sin. God does not ask that we cease contacts with the world, but that we not make any contracts that would compromise the integrity of our faith. righteousness with lawlessness: This and the other mismatches named here make impossible the most effective building of God's kingdom. Belial: Satan. you are the temple (v. 16): The community of believers who are open to God is the place where God chooses to dwell and walk on this earth.
The Open Bible : New King James Version. 1998, c1997. Includes indexes. (electronic ed.) (2 Co 6:14). : Thomas Nelson Publishers.