2 Corinthians 61 a Working together with him, then b we appeal to you c not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For he says, d “In a favorable time I listened to you,
and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold e now is the f favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3 We g put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4 but h as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: i by great endurance j in afflictions k hardships, calamities, 5 l beatings, imprisonments m riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 n by purity o knowledge, patience, kindness p the Holy Spirit q genuine love; 7 by r truthful speech, and s the power of God; with t the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8 through honor and dishonor u through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9 as unknown, and v yet well known; w as dying, and behold, we live; x as punished, and yet not killed; 10 y as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; z as poor, yet making many rich; aa as having nothing ab yet possessing everything. 11 We have spoken freely to you ▼
▼ Greek Our mouth is open to youCorinthians; ad our heart is wide open. 12 You are not restricted by us, but ae you are restricted in your own affections. 13 af In return (I speak ag as to children) widen your hearts also.
The Temple of the Living God14 ah Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For ai what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or aj what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 ak What accord has Christ with Belial? ▼
▼ Greek BeliarOr what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For am we are the temple of the living God; as God said, an “I will make my dwelling among them and ao walk among them,
and ap I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore aq go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
18 ar and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”
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