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2 Corinthians 6

King James Version

1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) 3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: 4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. 12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. 13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged. 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 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. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6

English Standard Version

1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. (Mr 16:20; Ac 15:4; 1Co 3:9; 2Co 5:20; Heb 12:15) 2 For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (Ps 32:6; Ps 69:13; Isa 49:8; Isa 55:6; Lu 4:19; Heb 3:13) 3 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, (1Co 8:13; 1Co 9:12) 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, (Ac 9:16; 2Co 3:6; 2Co 12:10; 2Co 12:12; 1Th 3:2; 2Ti 2:24; 2Ti 3:10) 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; (Ac 16:23; Ac 17:5; 2Co 11:23) 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; (Ro 12:9; Ro 15:19; 2Co 11:6; 1Th 1:5; 1Th 2:10; Jas 3:17) 7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; (1Co 2:5; 2Co 10:4; Eph 1:13; Eph 6:11; Col 1:5) 8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; (Ro 3:8) 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; (Ps 118:18; 2Co 4:10; 2Co 11:6) 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. (Pr 13:7; Joh 16:22; Ac 3:6; 1Co 1:5; 1Co 7:30; 2Co 7:4; 2Co 8:9) 11 We have spoken freely to you,[1] Corinthians; our heart is wide open. (Ps 119:32; 2Co 7:3; 2Co 11:11; 2Co 12:15) 12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. (2Co 7:2) 13 In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also. (1Co 4:14; Ga 4:12) 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? (De 7:3; Jos 23:12; Ezr 9:2; Ne 13:25; Ac 26:18; 1Co 7:39; Eph 5:7; Eph 5:11; 1Jo 1:6) 15 What accord has Christ with Belial?[2] Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? (1Co 10:21) 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Ex 6:7; Ex 29:45; Le 26:12; Jer 31:33; Eze 11:20; 1Co 3:16; Eph 2:22; Re 2:1; Re 21:3) 17 Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, (Isa 52:11; Eze 20:34; Eze 20:41; Zep 3:20; 2Co 7:1; Re 18:4) 18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” (Ex 4:22; 2Sa 7:8; 2Sa 7:14; Isa 43:6; Jer 31:9; Ho 1:10; Re 21:7)