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2 Corinthians 6 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:1 - As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:2 - For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”[fn] I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

Paul’s Hardships

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:3 - We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:5 - in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:6 - in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:7 - in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:8 - through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:9 - known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:10 - sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:11 - We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:12 - We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:13 - As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.

Warning Against Idolatry

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:14 - Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:15 - What harmony is there between Christ and Belial[fn]? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:16 - What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:17 - Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate,

says the Lord.

Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:18 - And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,

says the Lord Almighty.”

NIV Footnotes
Isaiah 49:8
Greek Beliar, a variant of Belial
Lev. 26:12; Jer. 32:38; Ezek. 37:27
Isaiah 52:11; Ezek. 20:34,41

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