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 .