2 Corinthians 6
That he hath approved himself a faithful minister of Christ, both by his exhortations,
2 Corinthians 6:1 And working together also we call upon [you] that ye receive not in vain the grace of God 2 Corinthians 6:2 for He saith, 'In an acceptable time I did hear thee, and in a day of salvation I did help thee, lo, now [is] a well-accepted time; lo, now, a day of salvation,'
and by integrity of life,
2 Corinthians 6:3 in nothing giving any cause of offence, that the ministration may be not blamed,
and by patient enduring all kinds of afflictions and disgraces for the Gospel.
2 Corinthians 6:4 but in everything recommending ourselves as God's ministrants; in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses, 2 Corinthians 6:5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in insurrections, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, 2 Corinthians 6:6 in pureness, in knowledge, in long-suffering, 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 armour of the righteousness, on the right and on the left, 2 Corinthians 6:8 through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good report, as leading astray, and true; 2 Corinthians 6:9 as unknown, and recognized; as dying, and lo, we live; as chastened, 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 sorrowful, and always rejoicing; as poor, and making many rich; as having nothing, and possessing all things. 2 Corinthians 6:11 Our mouth hath been open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart hath been enlarged! 2 Corinthians 6:12 ye are not straitened in us, and ye are straitened in your [own] bowels,
and he expecteth the like affection from them again:
2 Corinthians 6:13 and [as] a recompense of the same kind, (as to children I say [it],) be ye enlargedalso ye!
exhorting to flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of the living God.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Become not yoked with othersunbelievers, for what partaking [is there] to righteousness and lawlessness? 2 Corinthians 6:15 and what fellowship to light with darkness? and what concord to Christ with Belial? or what part to a believer with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:16 and what agreement to the sanctuary of God with idols? for ye are a sanctuary of the living God, according as God said'I will dwell in them, and will walk among [them], and I will be their God, and they shall be My people, 2 Corinthians 6:17 wherefore, come ye forth out of the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and an unclean thing do not touch, and II will receive you, 2 Corinthians 6:18 and I will be to you for a Father, and yeye shall be to Me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.'