2 Corinthians 6

Their Ministry Commended

1And a  working together with Him, b  we also urge you not to receive c  the grace of God in vain 2for He says, d  At the acceptable time I listened to you,
And on the day of salvation I helped you.”
Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”—

3 e  giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, 4but in everything f  commending ourselves as
Or ministers
h  servants of God i  in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
5in j  beatings, in imprisonments, in k  tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in l  hunger, 6in purity, in m  knowledge, in n  patience, in kindness, in the o  Holy Spirit, in p  genuine love, 7in q  the word of truth, in r  the power of God; by s  the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left, 8by glory and t  dishonor, by u  evil report and good report; regarded as v  deceivers and yet w  true; 9as unknown
Lit and
yet well-known, as y  dying
Lit and
yet behold aa  we live; as
Or disciplined
Lit and
yet not put to death,
10as ad  sorrowful yet always ae  rejoicing, as af  poor yet making many rich, as ag  having nothing
Lit and
yet possessing ai  all things.

11 aj  Our mouth
Lit is open to you
has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians, our al  heart is opened wide.
12You are not restrained
Or in us
by us, but an  you are restrained in your own
Lit inward parts
13Now in a like ap  exchangeI speak as to aq  childrenopen wide to us also.

14 ar  Do not be
Lit unequally yoked
bound together with at  unbelievers; for what au  partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
15Or what av  harmony has Christ with
Gr Beliar
Belial, or
Lit what part has a believer with an unbeliever
what has a ay  believer in common with an az  unbeliever?
16Or ba  what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are bb  the temple of bc  the living God; just as God said, bd  “I will be  dwell in them and bf  walk among them;
And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 bg  Therefore bh  come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord.
And do not touch what is unclean;
And I will welcome you.
18 bi  And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be bj  sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty.

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