through honor and dishonor, 1through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;
as unknown, and 2yet well known; 3as dying, and behold, we live; 4as punished, and yet not killed;
105as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; 6as poor, yet making many rich; 7as having nothing, 8yet possessing everything.
We have spoken freely to you,a Corinthians; 9our heart is wide open.
You are not restricted by us, but 10you are restricted in your own affections.
1311In return (I speak 12as to children) widen your hearts also.
1413Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For 14what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or 15what fellowship has light with darkness?
1516What accord has Christ with Belial?b Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For 17we are the temple of the living God; as God said, 18"I will make my dwelling among them and 19walk among them, and 20I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Therefore 21go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you,
1822and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty."