2 Corinthians 6

Paul's Hardships and God's Grace

1 [As] [God’s] fellow workers, then, we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 For He says: “In the time of favor I heard you, and in [the] day of salvation I helped you.”
Isaiah 49:8
Behold, now [is the] time of favor; now [is the] day of salvation!
3 We put no obstacle in [anyone’s] {way} , so that no one can discredit [our] ministry. 4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, [and] calamities; 5 in beatings, imprisonments, [and] riots; in labor, sleepless nights, [and] hunger; 6 in purity, knowledge, patience, [and] kindness; in [the] Holy Spirit [and] in sincere love; 7 in truthful speech [and] in [the] power of God; with the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in [the] left; 8 through glory and dishonor, slander and praise; viewed as imposters, yet genuine; 9 as unknown, yet well-known; dying, and yet we live on; punished, yet not killed; 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet {making} many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. 11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians. Our hearts are open wide. 12 [It is] not our affection, [but] yours that is restrained. 13 [As] a fair exchange, I ask [you] as [my] children: Open wide your [hearts] also.

Do Not Be Unequally Yoked

14 {Do} not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership [can] righteousness [have with] wickedness? Or what fellowship [does] light [have] with darkness? 15 What harmony [is there between] Christ and Belial? Or what {does} a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement [can exist] 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.”
Leviticus 26:12; Ezekiel 37:27
17 “Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says [the] Lord. Touch no unclean {thing} , and I will receive you.”
Isaiah 52:11; Ezekiel 20:34
18 And: “I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says [the] Lord Almighty.”
Copyright information for BSB