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2 Corinthians 6

ESV 1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. NIV 1 As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain. ESV 2 For he says, "In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you."Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. NIV 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. ESV 3 We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, NIV 3 We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. ESV 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, NIV 4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; ESV 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; NIV 5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; ESV 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; NIV 6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; ESV 7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; NIV 7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; ESV 8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; NIV 8 through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; ESV 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; NIV 9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; ESV 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. NIV 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. ESV 11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. NIV 11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. ESV 12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. NIV 12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. ESV 13 In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also. NIV 13 As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also. ESV 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? NIV 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? ESV 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? NIV 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial ? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? ESV 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. NIV 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." ESV 17 Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, NIV 17 "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you." ESV 18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty." NIV 18 "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."