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2 Corinthians 6 - Easy To Read Version

1. We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don’t let the grace (kindness) that you received from God be for nothing.

2. God says,

Paul’s Hardships

3. We don’t want people to find anything wrong with our work. So we do nothing that will be a problem to other people.

4. But in every way we show that we are servants of God: in accepting many hard things, in troubles, in difficulties, and in great problems.

5. We are beaten and thrown into prison. People become upset and fight us. We work hard, and sometimes we get no sleep or food.

6. \{We show that we are servants of God\} by our understanding, by our patience, by our kindness, and by living pure. \{We show this\} by the Holy Spirit, {\cf2\super [21]} by true love,

7. by speaking the truth, and by God’s power. We use our right living to defend ourselves against everything.

8. Some people honor us, but other people shame us. Some people say good things about us, but other people say bad things. Some people say we are liars, but we speak the truth.

9. To some people we are not known (not important), but we are well known. We seem to be dying, but look! We continue to live. We are punished, but we are not killed.

10. We have much sadness, but we are always rejoicing. We are poor, but we are making many people rich \{in faith\}. We have nothing, but really we have everything.

11. We have spoken freely to you people in Corinth. We have opened our hearts to you.

12. Our feelings of love for you have not stopped. It is you that have stopped your feelings of love for us.

13. I speak to you like you are my children. Do the same as we have done—open your hearts also.

Warning Against Idolatry

14. You are not the same as those people who don’t believe. So don’t join yourselves to them. Good and bad don’t belong together. Light and darkness cannot have fellowship (sharing).

15. How can Christ and Belial (the devil) have any agreement? What can a believer have together with a non-believer?

16. From this time on we don’t think of any person like the world thinks of people. It is true that in the past we thought of Christ like the world thinks. But we don’t think that way now.

17. “So come away from those people\par and separate yourselves from them,\par says the Lord.\par Touch nothing that is not clean,\par and I will accept you.”\par \i (Isaiah 52:11)\i0 \par

18. “I will be your father,\par and you will be my sons and daughters,\par says the Lord All-Powerful.”\par \i (2 Samuel 7:8,14)\i0 \par

Easy To Read Version

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