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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

2 Corinthians 6:1-18

6  Working together with him,+ we also entreat YOU not to accept the undeserved kindness of God and miss its purpose.+  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.+  In no way are we giving any cause for stumbling,+ that our ministry might not be found fault with;+  but in every way we recommend+ ourselves as God’s ministers,* by the endurance of much, by tribulations, by cases of need, by difficulties,+  by beatings, by prisons,+ by disorders, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times without food,+  by purity, by knowledge, by long-suffering,+ by kindness,+ by holy spirit, by love free from hypocrisy,+  by truthful speech, by God’s power;+ through the weapons+ of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,*  through glory and dishonor, through bad report and good report; as deceivers+ and yet truthful,  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. 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.”+

Footnotes

Or, “servants.” Gr., di·a′ko·noi; Lat., mi·ni′stros (from mi′nus, “less”); J18,22(Heb.), kim·sha·retheh′, “as attendants of.”
Or, “for offense and defense.”
Lit., “being differently yoked.”
“Belial,” Vg; P46אBC, “Beliar”; Syp, “Satan.”
Or, “believing.”
Or, “divine habitation (dwelling).” Gr., na·oi′, dative, sing.; J17,18,22(Heb.), leheh·khal′, “to the palace (temple) of.”
See App 1D.
See App 1D.