2 Corinthians 6
That he hath approved himself a faithful minister of Christ, both by his exhortations,
2 Corinthians 6:1 As co-workers, however, we also beseech, that, not in vain, the favour of God, ye welcome; 2 Corinthians 6:2 For he saithIn an approved season, have I hearkened unto thee, and, in a day of salvation, have succoured thee;Lo! now, a well-approved season, Lo! now, a day of salvation:
and by integrity of life,
2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving, no single, occasion of stumbling, 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 tribulations, in necessities, in straits, 2 Corinthians 6:5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in toilings, in watchings, in fastings, 2 Corinthians 6:6 in sanctity, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in graciousness, in Holy Spirit, 2 Corinthians 6:7 in love unfeigned, in discourse of truth, in power of God; through the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and left, 2 Corinthians 6:8 through glory and dishonour, through bad report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true, 2 Corinthians 6:9 as unknown, and yet well-known, as dying, and lo! we live, as disciplined, and yet 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 grieving, yet, ever, rejoicing, as destitute, yet making, many, rich, as holding, nothing, and yet firmly holding, all things. 2 Corinthians 6:11 Our mouth, is opened unto you, O Corinthians! our heart, hath become enlarged: 2 Corinthians 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but are straitened in your hearts' affections;
and he expecteth the like affection from them again:
2 Corinthians 6:13 Howbeit, by way of the like recompenseas, unto children, I speak, be enlarged, even, ye.
exhorting to flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of the living God.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be not getting diversely yoked with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Beliar? Or what part hath a believer with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath a shrine of God with idols? For, we, are [the] shrine of a God, that liveth:even as God hath saidwill dwell in them, and walk, and will be their God, and, they, shall be my people. 2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come ye forth out of their midst, and be separated,saith [the] Lord,and, one impure, do not touch; and, I, will give you welcome, 2 Corinthians 6:18 And will become your Father, and, ye, shall become my sons and daughters, saith [the] Lord Almighty.