2 Corinthians 6 TMB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not 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 saith, "I have heard thee at an accepted time, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee." 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 Give no offense in anything, that the ministry be not blamed; 3 We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.
4 but in all things commending ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience: in afflictions, in necessities, 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 pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 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 through honor and dishonor, through evil report and good report; though counted 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 yet behold we live, as chastened and 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 ye Corinthians, our mouth is opened unto you, and our heart is enlarged. 11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.
12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own affections. 12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
13 Now as a recompense for this (I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged. 13 As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also.
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath 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 concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial ? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God. As God hath said: "I will dwell in them and walk in them; and 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 ye separate," saith the Lord. "And touch not the unclean thing, 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 and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters," saith the Lord Almighty. 18 "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."