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2 Corinthians 6 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:1 - As God’s partners,[fn] we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:2 - For God says,
“At just the right time, I heard you.
On the day of salvation, I helped you.”[fn] Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.
Paul’s Hardships
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:3 - We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:5 - We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:6 - We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us,[fn] and by our sincere love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:7 - We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:8 - We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:9 - We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:10 - Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:11 - Oh, dear Corinthian friends! We have spoken honestly with you, and our hearts are open to you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:12 - There is no lack of love on our part, but you have withheld your love from us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:13 - I am asking you to respond as if you were my own children. Open your hearts to us!
The Temple of the Living God
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:14 - Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:15 - What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil[fn]? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:16 - And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said:
“I will live in them
and walk among them.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:17 - Therefore, come out from among unbelievers,
and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD.
Don’t touch their filthy things,
and I will welcome you.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:18 - And I will be your Father,
and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the LORD Almighty.[fn]
NLT Footnotes
Or As we work together.
Isa 49:8 (Greek version).
Or by our holiness of spirit.
Greek Beliar; various other manuscripts render this proper name of the devil as Belian, Beliab, or Belial.
Lev 26:12; Ezek 37:27.
Isa 52:11; Ezek 20:34 (Greek version).
2 Sam 7:14.

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