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2 Corinthians 6 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Working together with him, we also appeal to you, “Don’t receive the grace of God in vain.”

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For he says:

At an acceptable time I listened to you,

and in the day of salvation I helped you.

See, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation!

The Character of Paul’s Ministry
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We are not giving anyone an occasion for offense, so that the ministry will not be blamed.

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Instead, as God’s ministers, we commend ourselves in everything: by great endurance, by afflictions, by hardships, by difficulties,

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by beatings, by imprisonments, by riots, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times of hunger,

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by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,

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by the word of truth,[fn] by the power of God; through weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,

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through glory and dishonor, through slander and good report; regarded as deceivers, yet true;

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as unknown, yet recognized; as dying, yet see ​— ​we live; as being disciplined, yet not killed;

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as grieving, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet enriching many; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

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We have spoken openly to you, Corinthians; our heart has been opened wide.

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We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.

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I speak as to my children; as a proper response, open your heart to us.

Separation to God
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Do not be yoked together with those who do not believe. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?

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What agreement does Christ have with Belial?[fn] Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

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And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we[fn] are the temple of the living God, as God said:

I will dwell

and walk among them,

and I will be their God,

and they will be my people.

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Therefore, come out from among them

and be separate, says the Lord;

do not touch any unclean thing,

and I will welcome you.

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And I will be a Father to you,

and you will be sons and daughters to me,

says the Lord Almighty.

CSB Footnotes
Or by truthful speech
Or Beliar
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Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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