2 Corinthians 6:3-13 NIV

Paul's Hardships

3 We put no stumbling block in anyone's path,1 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, imprisonments2 and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;3

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6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit4 and in sincere love;5

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7 in truthful speech6 and in the power of God;7 with weapons of righteousness8 in the right hand and in the left;

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8 through glory and dishonor,9 bad report10 and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;11

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9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying,12 and yet we live on;13 beaten, and yet not killed;

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10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;14 poor, yet making many rich;15 having nothing,16 and yet possessing everything.17

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11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.18

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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 children19--open wide your hearts20 also.

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