- And working together also we call upon [you] that ye receive not in vain the grace of God —
- for He saith, `In an acceptable time I did hear thee, and in a day of salvation I did help thee, lo, now [is] a well-accepted time;
lo, now, a day of salvation,' —
- in nothing giving any cause of offence, that the ministration may be not blamed,
- but in everything recommending ourselves as God's ministrants;
in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,
- in stripes, in imprisonments, in insurrections, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,
- in pureness, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,
- in the word of truth, in the power of God, through the armour of the righteousness, on the right and on the left,
- through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good report, as leading astray, and true;
- as unknown, and recognized;
as dying, and lo, we live;
as chastened, and not put to death;
- as sorrowful, and always rejoicing;
as poor, and making many rich;
as having nothing, and possessing all things.
- Our mouth hath been open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart hath been enlarged!
- ye are not straitened in us, and ye are straitened in your [own] bowels,
- and [as] a recompense of the same kind, (as to children I say [it],) be ye enlarged — also ye!
- Become not yoked with others — unbelievers, for what partaking [is there] to righteousness and lawlessness?
- and what fellowship to light with darkness? and what concord to Christ with Belial? or what part to a believer with an unbeliever?
- and what agreement to the sanctuary of God with idols? for ye are a sanctuary of the living God, according as God said — `I will dwell in them, and will walk among [them], and I will be their God, and they shall be My people,
- wherefore, come ye forth out of the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and an unclean thing do not touch, and I — I will receive you,
- and I will be to you for a Father, and ye — ye shall be to Me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.'