2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 6 ©

1 Paul entreateth the Corinthians not to frustrate God's grace: 3 setting forth his own inoffensive, painful, and patient, demeanour in the discharge of his ministry: 11 of which he telleth them he spake more freely out of the great love he bare them; 13 challenging the same affection from them in return. 14 He dissuadeth from any intimate connections with unbelievers. 16 Christians are the temples of the living God.


WE then, as aworkers together with him, beseech you also that bye receive not the grace of God in vain.


c(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)


dGiving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:


But ein all things 1approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,


fIn stripes, in imprisonments, 2in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;


gBy pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy *Ghost, by love unfeigned,


hBy the word of truth, by the power of God, by ithe armour of righteousness jon the right hand and on the left,


kBy honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;


lAs unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;


mAs sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; nas having nothing, and yet possessing all things.


O ye Corinthians, oour mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.


Ye are not *straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own *bowels.


Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto pmy children,) be ye also enlarged.


Be ye not qunequally yoked together with unbelievers: rfor what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and swhat communion hath light with darkness?


And twhat concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?


And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for uye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, vI will dwell in them, and walk in them; and wI will be their God, and they shall be my people.


xWherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,


yAnd will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.