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2 Corinthians 6 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:1 - Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:2 - For he says,
“In a favorable time I listened to you,
and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:3 - We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:5 - beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:6 - by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:7 - by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:8 - through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:9 - as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:10 - as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:11 - We have spoken freely to you,[fn] Corinthians; our heart is wide open.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:12 - You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:13 - In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

The Temple of the Living God

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:14 - Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:15 - What accord has Christ with Belial?[fn] Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:16 - What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
“I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:17 - Therefore go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:18 - and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”
ESV Footnotes
Greek Our mouth is open to you
Greek Beliar

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