THE SECOND EPISTLE
PAUL THE APOSTLE
2 Corinthians 6 ©
1 Paul exhorts the Corinthians that they should not receive in vain the grace which was ministered unto them by him, as an ambassador of Christ. 3 And relates how faithfully he had fulfilled his ministry, even in the midst of all troubles and tribulations. 6 With what manner of virtues and power of the Spirit his labor had been accompanied. 11 Declares further his great inclination towards them. 13 And requires the same of them again towards him. 14 Admonishes them not to be yoked with the unbelievers. 16 And to have no communion with idols, seeing believers are God’s temple. 17 But to separate themselves from them. 18 Seeing God is their Father and they His children.
WE1 then, as 2workersa together with him, 3beseech you also thatb4ye receive not the grace of God 5in vain.
(Forc6he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: 7behold, now is the 8accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Givingd no offence in any thing, that 9the ministry 10be not blamed:
But in all things 11approving ourselves ase the ministers of God, inf much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
In stripes, in imprisonments, 12in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
By 13pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, 14by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
By 15the word of truth, by 16the power of God, 17by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
18By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
As unknown, and yet well known; 19asg dying, and, 20behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
As sorrowful, 21yet alway rejoicing; 22as poor, yet making many 23rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing 24all things.
O ye Corinthians, 25our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
26Ye are not straitenedh in us, but 27ye are straitened in your own bowels.i
Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak asj unto my children,) 28be ye also enlarged.
Bek ye not unequally 29yoked together with unbelievers: forl what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with 30Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
And what agreement hath 31the temple of God withm idols? forn32ye are the temple 33of the living God; as 34God hath said, Io will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
35Wherefore comep out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Andq will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.