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Wee then, as workers together with him, beseech you also, that ye receiue not the grace of God in vaine.
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(For he saith, I haue heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of saluation haue I succoured thee: beholde, now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of saluation)
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Giuing no offence in any thing, that the ministery be not blamed:
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But in all things approuing our selues, as the Ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
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In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,
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By purenesse, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindnesse, by the holy Ghost, by loue vnfained,
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By the worde of trueth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousnesse, on the right hand, and on the left,
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By honour and dishonour, by euil report and good report, as deceiuers and yet true:
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As vnknowen, & yet wel knowen: as dying, and behold, we liue: as chastened, and not killed:
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As sorrowfull, yet alway reioycing: as poore, yet making many rich: as hauing nothing, and yet possessing all things.
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O yee Corinthians, our mouth is open vnto you, our heart is enlarged.
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Yee are not straitened in vs, but yee are straitned in your owne bowels.
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Nowe for a recompense in the same, (I speake as vnto my children) be ye also inlarged.
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Be ye not vnequally yoked together with vnbeleeuers: for what fellowship hath righteousnesse with vnrighteousnesse?
and what communion hath light with darknesse?
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And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
or what part hath he that beleeueth, with an infidel?
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And what agreement hath the Temple of God with idoles?
for ye are the Temple of the liuing God, as God hath saide, I will dwell in them, and walke in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
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Wherefore come out from among them, and bee yee separate, saieth the Lord, and touch not the vncleane thing, and I will receiue you,
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And will bee a Father vnto you, and ye shall bee my sonnes and daughters, saith the Lord Almightie.