And 1workingtogether with Him, 2we alsourge you not to receive3the grace of God in vain -
for He says, "4AT THE ACCEPTABLETIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU." Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLETIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION "-
35givingnocause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,
but in everything6commendingourselves as a7servants of God, 8in muchendurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
in 9beatings, in imprisonments, in 10tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in 11hunger,
in purity, in 12knowledge, in 13patience, in kindness, in the 14HolySpirit, in 15genuinelove,
in 16the word of truth, in 17the power of God; by 18the weapons of righteousness for the righthand and the left,
by glory and 19dishonor, by 20evilreport and goodreport; regarded as 21deceivers and yet 22true;
as unknownbyetwell-known, as 23dyingcyetbehold, 24we live; as dpunishedeyet not put to death,
as 25sorrowfulyetalways26rejoicing, as 27pooryetmakingmanyrich, as 28havingnothingfyetpossessing29allthings.
1130Our mouthghas spokenfreely to you, O Corinthians, our 31heart is openedwide.
You are not restrainedhby us, but 32you are restrained in your own iaffections.
13Now in a like33exchange -I speak as to 34children-openwide to us also.
1435Do not be jboundtogether with 36unbelievers; for what37partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, orwhatfellowship has light with darkness?
15Orwhat38harmony has Christ with kBelial, orlwhat has a 39believer in common with an 40unbeliever?
16Or41whatagreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are 42the temple of 43the livingGod; just as Godsaid, "44I WILL 45DWELL IN THEM AND 46WALKAMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
"47Therefore, 48COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.
"49And I will be a father to you, And you shall be 50sons and daughters to Me," Says the LordAlmighty.