Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
HIS APOSTOLIC MINISTRY IS APPROVED BY FAITHFULNESS IN EXHORTATION, IN SUFFERINGS, IN EXHIBITION OF THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY GHOST: HIS LARGENESS OF HEART TO THEM CALLS FOR ENLARGEMENT OF THEIR HEART TO HIM. EXHORTATIONS TO SEPARATION FROM POLLUTION. (2Co. 6:1-18)
workers together—with God (Acts 15:4; I Corinthians 3:9). Not only as "ambassadors."
beseech—entreat (II Corinthians 5:20). He is describing his ministry, not exhorting directly.
you also—rather, "WE ALSO (as well as God, II Corinthians 5:20) beseech" or "entreat you": II Corinthians 6:14-15, on to II Corinthians 7:1, is part of this entreaty or exhortation.
in vain—by making the grace of God a ground for continuance in sin (II Corinthians 6:3). By a life of sin, showing that the word of reconciliation has been in vain, so far as you are concerned (Hebrews 12:15; Judges 1:4). "The grace of God" here, is "the reconciliation" provided by God's love (II Corinthians 5:18-19; compare Galatians 2:2).
Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing 2 Corinthians 6:1:
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2 Corinthians 7:1
1 Thessalonians 3:2
2 John 1:8
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