We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
(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!)
Give no offense in anything, that the ministry be not blamed;
but in all things commending ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience: in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings;
by pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left;
through honor and dishonor, through evil report and good report; though counted as deceivers and yet true,
as unknown and yet well known, as dying and yet behold we live, as chastened and not killed,
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing; as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing and yet possessing all things.
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is opened unto you, and our heart is enlarged.
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own affections.
Now as a recompense for this (I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
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."
Therefore, "Come out from among them, and be ye separate," saith the Lord. "And touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you,
and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters," saith the Lord Almighty.