in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit1 and in sincere love;27
in truthful speech3 and in the power of God;4 with weapons of righteousness5 in the right hand and in the left;
through glory and dishonor,6 bad report7 and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;89
known, yet regarded as unknown; dying,9 and yet we live on;10 beaten, and yet not killed;
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;11 poor, yet making many rich;12 having nothing,13 and yet possessing everything.1411
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.1512
We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children16--open wide your hearts17 also.
Do not be yoked together18 with unbelievers.19 For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?2015
What harmony is there between Christ and Beliala ?21 What does a believer22 have in common with an unbeliever?2316
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?24 For we are the temple25 of the living God.26 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."b27