2 Corinthians 6
That he hath approved himself a faithful minister of Christ, both by his exhortations,
2 Corinthians 6:1 But [as] fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not the grace of God in vain: 2 Corinthians 6:2 (for he says, I have listened to thee in an accepted time, and I have helped thee in a day of salvation: behold, now [is the] well-accepted time; behold, now [the] day of salvation:)
and by integrity of life,
2 Corinthians 6:3 giving no manner of offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed;
and by patient enduring all kinds of afflictions and disgraces for the Gospel.
2 Corinthians 6:4 but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits, 2 Corinthians 6:5 in stripes, in prisons, in riots, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, 2 Corinthians 6:6 in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in [the] Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned, 2 Corinthians 6:7 in [the] word of truth, in [the] power of God; through the arms of righteousness on the right hand and left, 2 Corinthians 6:8 through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good report: as deceivers, and true; 2 Corinthians 6:9 as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as disciplined, and not put to death;
Of which he speaketh the more boldly amongst them, because his heart is open to them,
2 Corinthians 6:10 as grieved, but always rejoicing; as poor, but enriching many; as having nothing, and possessing all things. 2 Corinthians 6:11 Our mouth is opened to you, Corinthians, our heart is expanded. 2 Corinthians 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your affections;
and he expecteth the like affection from them again:
2 Corinthians 6:13 but for an answering recompense, (I speak as to children,) let *your* heart also expand itself.
exhorting to flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of the living God.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be not diversely yoked with unbelievers; for what participation [is there] between righteousness and lawlessness? or what fellowship of light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:15 and what consent of Christ with Beliar, or what part for a believer along with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:16 and what agreement of God's temple with idols? for *ye* are [the] living God's temple; according as God has said, I will dwell among them, and walk among [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be to me a people. 2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be separated, saith [the] Lord, and touch not [what is] unclean, and *I* will receive you; 2 Corinthians 6:18 and I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me for sons and daughters, saith [the] Lord Almighty.