1We then, as workers together with him, exhort you also that ye have not received the grace of God in vain.2(For he saith, I have heard thee in an acceptable time, and in the day of saving health I have succoured thee; behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of saving health.)3Giving no offense in anything, that the ministry not be blamed,4But in all things showing ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,5in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,6in chastity, in knowledge, in meekness, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned charity,7in the word of truth, in the power of God through the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,8through honour and dishonour, through evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet as men of the truth;9as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, but, behold, we live; as chastened, but not killed;10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
11O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.12Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.13Now for a recompense in the same (I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged.14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship does righteousness have with unrighteousness? and what communion does light have with darkness?15And what concord does Christ have with Belial? or what part do the faithful have with the unfaithful?16And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them and walk in them and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.17Therefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing; and I will receive you18and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.