What is the significance of the term "unequally" in "unequally yoked with unbelievers"?

The phrase in 2 Corinthians 6:14 is often explained as "do not be yoked with unbelievers". Yet, there's a difference between "do not be unequally yoked" vs. "do not be yoked". The key term here being "unequally", implying that a yoke is ok under some circumstances. 

2 Corinthians 6:14

ESV - 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Clarify Share Report Asked April 12 2013 Stringio Colin Wong Supporter

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