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2 Corinthians 6 NIV

1 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.

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2 For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”aI tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

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Paul’s Hardships

3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.

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4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;
5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;

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6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

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7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

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8 through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;

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9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;

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10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

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11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.

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12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
13 As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.

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Warning Against Idolatry

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?

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15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belialb ? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

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    • k 6:15 - Greek "Beliar" , a variant of "Belial"
      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.”c

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        • l 6:16 - Lev. 26:12; Jer. 32:38; Ezek. 37:27
          17 Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”d

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            • m 6:17 - Isaiah 52:11; Ezek. 20:34,41
              18 And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

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              Study tools for 2 Corinthians 6

              • a 6:2 - Isaiah 49:8
              • b 6:15 - Greek "Beliar" , a variant of "Belial"
              • c 6:16 - Lev. 26:12; Jer. 32:38; Ezek. 37:27
              • d 6:17 - Isaiah 52:11; Ezek. 20:34,41