2 Corinthians 61 aWorking together with him, then bwe appeal to you cnot to receive the grace of God in vain. 2For he says, d“In a favorable time I listened to you,
and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold enow is the ffavorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3We gput no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4but has servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: iby great endurance jin afflictions khardships, calamities, 5 lbeatings, imprisonments mriots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 nby purity oknowledge, patience, kindness pthe Holy Spirit qgenuine love; 7by rtruthful speech, and sthe power of God; with tthe weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8through honor and dishonor uthrough slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9as unknown, and vyet well known; was dying, and behold, we live; xas punished, and yet not killed; 10 yas sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; zas poor, yet making many rich; aaas having nothing abyet possessing everything. 11We have spoken freely to you ▼
▼Greek Our mouth is open to youCorinthians; adour heart is wide open. 12You are not restricted by us, but aeyou are restricted in your own affections. 13 afIn return (I speak agas to children) widen your hearts also.
The Temple of the Living God14 ahDo not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For aiwhat partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or ajwhat fellowship has light with darkness? 15 akWhat accord has Christ with Belial? ▼
▼Greek BeliarOr what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For amwe are the temple of the living God; as God said, an“I will make my dwelling among them and aowalk among them,
and apI will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17Therefore aqgo out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
18 arand I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”
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