2 Corinthians 6 New American Standard Bible

6 1  And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain - 2  for He says , " 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  giving no cause for offense in anything , so that the ministry will not be discredited , 4  but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God , in much endurance , in afflictions , in hardships , in distresses , 5  in beatings , in imprisonments , in tumults , in labors , in sleeplessness , in hunger , 6  in purity , in knowledge , in patience , in kindness , in the Holy Spirit , in genuine love , 7  in the word of truth , in the power of God ; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left , 8  by glory and dishonor , by evil report and good report ; regarded as deceivers and yet true ; 9  as unknown yet well-known , as dying yet behold , we live ; as punished yet not put to death , 10  as sorrowful yet always rejoicing , as poor yet making many rich , as having nothing yet possessing all things .

11  Our mouth has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians , our heart is opened wide . 12  You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections . 13  Now in a like exchange -I speak as to children -open wide to us also .

Ye Are the Temple of the Living God

14  Do not be bound together with unbelievers ; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness , or what fellowship has light with darkness ? 15  Or what harmony has Christ with Belial , or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever ? 16  Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols ? For we are the temple of the living God ; just as God said , " I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD , AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE . 17  " Therefore , COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE ," says the Lord . "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN ; And I will welcome you. 18  " 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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