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2 Corinthians 6
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That he has approved himself a faithful minister of Christ by his exhortations,
6:1 Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain,
6:2 for he says,“At an acceptable time I listened to you,Behold, now is the acceptable time.
in a day of salvation I helped you.” *
Behold, now is the day of salvation.
and by integrity of life,
6:3 We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,
and by patient enduring all kinds of affliction and disgrace for the gospel.
6:4 but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God,
in great endurance,
6:5 in beatings,
6:6 in pureness,
in the Holy Spirit,
in sincere love,
6:7 in the word of truth,
in the power of God;
by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
6:8 by glory and dishonor,
by evil report and good report;
as deceivers, and yet true;
6:9 as unknown, and yet well known;
as dying, and behold, we live;
as punished, and not killed;
Of which he speaks the more boldly amongst them because his heart is open to them,
6:10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;
as poor, yet making many rich;
as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
6:11 Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians. Our heart is enlarged.
6:12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.
and he expects the like affection from them again;
6:13 Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be open wide.
exhorting them to flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of the living God.
6:14 Don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
6:15 What agreement has Christ with Belial? Or what portion has a believer with an unbeliever?
6:16 What agreement has a temple of God with idols? For you are a temple of the living God.
Even as God said,“I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” * * *
6:17 Therefore,“‘Come out from among them, and be separate,’says the Lord.‘Touch no unclean thing. *says the Lord Almighty.”
I will receive you. *
6:18 I will be to you a Father. * *
You will be to me sons and daughters,’