1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
2 Corinthians 6
1 That he hath approved himself a faithful minister of Christ, both by his exhortations, 3 and by integrity of life, 4 and by patient enduring all kinds of afflictions and disgraces for the Gospel. 10 Of which he speaketh the more boldly amongst them, because his heart is open to them, 13 and he expecteth the like affection from them again: 14 exhorting to flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of the living God.
6:1 ¶ And working together [with him] we entreat also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain
6:2 (for he saith, At an acceptable time I hearkened unto thee, And in a day of salvation did I succor thee: behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation):
6:3 giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministration be not blamed;
6:4 but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
6:5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;
6:6 in pureness, in knowledge, in long suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,
6:7 in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
6:8 by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and [yet] true;
6:9 as unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
6:10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.
6:11 Our mouth is open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart is enlarged.
6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own affections.
6:13 Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto [my] children), be ye also enlarged.
6:14 Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness?
6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever?
6:16 And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
6:17 Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you,
6:18 And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
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