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2 Corinthians 6 - New World Translation of The Holy Scriptures

1. Working together with him, we also entreat YOU not to accept the undeserved kindness of God and miss its purpose.

2. For he says: 'In an acceptable time I heard you, and in a day of salvation I helped you.' Look! Now is the especially acceptable time. Look! Now is the day of salvation.

Paul’s Hardships

3. In no way are we giving any cause for stumbling, that our ministry might not be found fault with;

4. but in every way we recommend ourselves as God's ministers, by the endurance of much, by tribulations, by cases of need, by difficulties,

5. by beatings, by prisons, by disorders, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times without food,

6. by purity, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by holy spirit, by love free from hypocrisy,

7. by truthful speech, by God's power; through the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

8. through glory and dishonor, through bad report and good report; as deceivers and yet truthful,

9. as being unknown and yet being recognized, as dying and yet, look! we live, as disciplined and yet not delivered to death,

10. as sorrowing but ever rejoicing, as poor but making many rich, as having nothing and yet possessing all things.

11. Our mouth has been opened to YOU, Corinthians, our heart has widened out.

12. YOU are not cramped for room within us, but YOU are cramped for room in YOUR own tender affections.

13. So, as a recompense in return-I speak as to children-YOU, too, widen out.

Warning Against Idolatry

14. Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness?

15. Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Be'li·al? Or what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever?

16. And what agreement does God's temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: 'I shall reside among them and walk among [them], and I shall be their God, and they will be my people.'

17. ''Therefore get out from among them, and separate yourselves,' says Jehovah, 'and quit touching the unclean thing''; ''and I will take YOU in.''

18. ''And I shall be a father to YOU, and YOU will be sons and daughters to me,' says Jehovah the Almighty.'

The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1984)

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