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 in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation
have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of
Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in
afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the
right hand and on the left,
By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and
As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having
nothing, and yet possessing all things.
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also
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
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.
Wherefore 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