We also as helpers exhorte you, that ye receaue not the grace of God in vayne.
For he saith: I haue heard thee in a tyme accepted, and in the day of saluation haue I suckoured thee.
Beholde, nowe is that accepted tyme, beholde nowe is that day of saluation:
Let vs geue none occasion of euyll in any thyng, that the ministerie be not blamed:
But in all thynges let vs behaue our selues as ye ministers of God, in much pacience, in afflictions, in necessities, in anguisshes,
In stripes, in prisonmentes, in strifes, in labours,
In watchynges, in fastinges, in purenesse, in knowledge, in long suffryng, in kyndnesse, in the holy ghost, in loue vnfaigned:
In the worde of trueth, in the power of God, by the armour of righteousnes, of the ryght hande and on the lefte,
By honour and dishonour, by euyll report and good report, as deceauers and yet true,
As vnknowen, and yet knowen, as dying, and beholde we lyue, as chastened, and not kylled,
As sorowyng, and yet alway merie: as poore, and yet make many riche: as hauyng nothyng, and yet possessyng all thynges.
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open vnto you, our heart is made large:
Ye are in no strayte in vs, but are in a straite in your owne bowels.
I promise you lyke rewarde as vnto children: Set your selues at large,
And beare not ye a straunge yoke with the vnbeleuers.
For what felowship hath righteousnesse with vnrighteousnesse?
Or what communion hath lyght with darkenesse?
Or what concorde hath Christe with belyall?
Eyther what part hath he that beleueth, with an infidell?
Or howe agreeth the temple of God with images?
For ye are the temple of the lyuing God, as saide God, I wyll dwell in them, & walke in [them] & wyll be their God, & they shalbe my people.
Wherfore come out fro among them, and separate your selues from them (saith the Lorde) and touche none vncleane thyng, and I wyll receaue you,
And wyll be a father vnto you, and ye shalbe my sonnes and daughters, saith the Lorde almightie.