2 Corinthians 6

1 a  Working together with him, then b  we appeal to you c  not 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 e  now is the f  favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
3We g  put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4but 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; 7by r  truthful speech, and s  the power of God; with t  the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8through honor and dishonor u  through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9as 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.

11We have spoken freely to you
Greek Our mouth is open to you
Corinthians; ad  our heart is wide open.
12You 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 God

14 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 Beliar
Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
16What 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.
17Therefore 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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