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But [as] fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:
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(for he says, I have listened to thee in an accepted time, and I have helped thee in a day of salvation: behold, now [is the] well-accepted time;
behold, now [the] day of salvation:)
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giving no manner of offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed;
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but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,
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in stripes, in prisons, in riots, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,
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in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in [the] Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,
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in [the] word of truth, in [the] power of God;
through the arms of righteousness on the right hand and left,
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through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good report: as deceivers, and true;
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as unknown, and well known;
as dying, and behold, we live;
as disciplined, and not put to death;
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as grieved, but always rejoicing;
as poor, but enriching many;
as having nothing, and possessing all things.
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Our mouth is opened to you, Corinthians, our heart is expanded.
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Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your affections;
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but for an answering recompense, (I speak as to children,) let *your* heart also expand itself.
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Be not diversely yoked with unbelievers;
for what participation [is there] between righteousness and lawlessness?
or what fellowship of light with darkness?
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and what consent of Christ with Beliar, or what part for a believer along with an unbeliever?
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and what agreement of God's temple with idols?
for *ye* are [the] living God's temple;
according as God has said, I will dwell among them, and walk among [them];
and I will be their God, and they shall be to me a people.
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Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be separated, saith [the] Lord, and touch not [what is] unclean, and *I* will receive you;
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and I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me for sons and daughters, saith [the] Lord Almighty.