Parallel Bible results for 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Common English Bible

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2 Corinthians 6:1-13

CEB 1 Since we work together with him, we are also begging you not to receive the grace of God in vain. NRS 1 As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. CEB 2 He says, I listened to you at the right time, and I helped you on the day of salvation. Look, now is the right time! Look, now is the day of salvation! NRS 2 For he says, "At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you." See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! CEB 3 We don't give anyone any reason to be offended about anything so that our ministry won't be criticized. NRS 3 We are putting no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, CEB 4 Instead, we commend ourselves as ministers of God in every way. We did this with our great endurance through problems, disasters, and stressful situations. NRS 4 but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, CEB 5 We went through beatings, imprisonments, and riots. We experienced hard work, sleepless nights, and hunger. NRS 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; CEB 6 We displayed purity, knowledge, patience, and generosity. We served with the Holy Spirit, genuine love, NRS 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, CEB 7 telling the truth, and God's power. We carried the weapons of righteousness in our right hand and our left hand. NRS 7 truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; CEB 8 We were treated with honor and dishonor and with verbal abuse and good evaluation. We were seen as both fake and real, NRS 8 in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; CEB 9 as unknown and well known, as dying—and look, we are alive! We were seen as punished but not killed, NRS 9 as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; CEB 10 as going through pain but always happy, as poor but making many rich, and as having nothing but owning everything. NRS 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything. CEB 11 Corinthians, we have spoken openly to you, and our hearts are wide open. NRS 11 We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. CEB 12 There are no limits to the affection that we feel for you. You are the ones who placed boundaries on your affection for us. NRS 12 There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. CEB 13 But as a fair trade—I'm talking to you like you are children—open your hearts wide too. NRS 13 In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.