2 Corinthians 4:6; 2 Corinthians 6:2; 2 Corinthians 6:13; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18; 2 Corinthians 7:3; 2 Corinthians 8:8; 2 Corinthians 9:3-4; 2 Corinthians 11:16; 2 Corinthians 11:21; 2 Corinthians 12:6; 2 Corinthians 12:9
For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
for He says, "AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU." Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION "-
Now in a like exchange -I speak as to children -open wide to us also.
Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
"Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord . "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.
"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.
I do not speak to condemn you, for I have said before that you are in our hearts to die together and to live together.
I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.
But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting about you may not be made empty in this case, so that, as I was saying, you may be prepared;
otherwise if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we-not to speak of you-will be put to shame by this confidence.
Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison. But in whatever respect anyone else is bold -I speak in foolishness -I am just as bold myself.
For if I do wish to boast I will not be foolish, for I will be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this, so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me or hears from me.
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.