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2nd Corinthians 5

The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

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Chapter 6



  And working together [with him] we entreat also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain  





  (for he saith, At an acceptable time I hearkened unto thee, And in a day of salvation did I succor thee: behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation):  





  giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministration be not blamed;  





  but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,  





  in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, 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; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,  





  by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and [yet] true;  





  as unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  





  as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.  





  Our mouth is open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart is enlarged.  





  Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own affections.  





  Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto [my] children), be ye also enlarged.  





  Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness?  





  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever?  





  And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  





  Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you,  





  And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  



2nd Corinthians 7




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