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
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
and I will be to you for a Father, and ye -- ye shall be to
Me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.'