sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;1 poor, yet making many rich;2 having nothing,3 and yet possessing everything.411
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.512
We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children6--open wide your hearts7 also.
Do not be yoked together8 with unbelievers.9 For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?1015
What harmony is there between Christ and Beliala ?11 What does a believer12 have in common with an unbeliever?1316
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?14 For we are the temple15 of the living God.16 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."b1717
"Therefore come out from them18 and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you."c1918
"I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,20 says the Lord Almighty."d21