2 Corinthians 6:1-13 LEB

Afflictions of God’s Servants

1 Now [because we]a are fellow workers, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

References for 2 Corinthians 6:1

    • Œ 6:1 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("are fellow workers") which is understood as causal
      2 For he says, "At the acceptable time I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now [is] the acceptable time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation!
      3 [We are] giving no one an occasion for taking offense in anything, in order that our ministry will not have fault found [with it],
      4 but commending ourselves as servants of God in every [way], in much endurance, in afflictions, in distresses, in difficulties,
      5 in beatings, in prisons, in disturbances, in troubles, in sleepless nights, in going hungry,
      6 in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love without hypocrisy,
      7 in the word of truth, in the power of God, with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and left hand,
      8 through glory and dishonor, through slander and good repute, [regarded] as deceivers and [yet] truthful,
      9 as unknown and [yet] known completely, as dying, and behold, we go on living, as disciplined, and [yet] not put to death,
      10 as grieving, but always rejoicing, as poor, but making many rich, as having nothing, and possessing everything.
      11 {We have spoken freely and openly}b to you, Corinthians; our heart is open wide.

      References for 2 Corinthians 6:11

        •  6:11 - Literally "the mouth of us has opened"
          12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your affections.
          13 Now the same [way] [in] exchange (I am speaking as to children), you open wide [your hearts] also.