2 Corinthians 6 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 1 As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain.
2 For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.
3 We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. 3 We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.
4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, 4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;
5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; 5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, 6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;
7 by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;
8 by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; 8 through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;
9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; 9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;
10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
11 O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open. 11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.
12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections. 12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
13 Now in return for the same (I speak as to children), you also be open. 13 As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also.
14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial ? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people." 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."
17 Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you." 17 "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you."
18 "I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty." 18 "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."