2 Corinthians 7:1Context
7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves 5 from everything that could defile the body 6 and the spirit, and thus accomplish 7 holiness out of reverence for God. 8
1 tn Or “because we know what it means to fear the Lord.”
2 tn The present tense of πείθομεν (peiqomen) has been translated as a conative present.
3 tn Grk “men”; but ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is generic here since clearly both men and women are in view (Paul did not attempt to win only men to the gospel he preached).
5 tn Or “purify ourselves.”
6 tn Grk “from every defilement of the flesh.”
7 tn Grk “accomplishing.” The participle has been translated as a finite verb due to considerations of contemporary English style, and “thus” has been supplied to indicate that it represents a result of the previous cleansing.
8 tn Grk “in the fear of God.”