1 As fellowworkers, then, with him, we also exhort you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain; 2 (for he saith: "In an accepted time I heard thee, and in the day of salvation I helped thee;" Behold, now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of salvation;)
3 giving no occasion for stumbling in anything, that the ministry may not be blamed; 4 but as Gods ministers recommending ourselves in all things, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings; 6 in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned, 7 in the word of truth, in the power of God, by the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8 through honor and dishonor, through evil report and good report; as deceivers, and true; 9 as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and possessing all things.
11 Our mouth is open to you, O Corinthians, our heart is enlarged. 12 Ye have not a narrow place in my heart, but ye have a narrow place for me in yours. 13 So then in return, I speak to you as children, let your hearts be enlarged.
14 Be not strangely yoked with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? Or what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Beliar? Or what part hath a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God said: "I will dwell among them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people." 17 "Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and touch not anything unclean;" "and I will receive you, 18 and will be to you a father, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."