2 Corinthians 6
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Paul’s Hardships and God’s Grace

1We as helpers therfore exhorte you, that ye receaue not ye grace of God in vayne.

2For he sayeth: I haue herde the in the tyme accepted, and in the daye of saluacion haue I succoured the. Beholde, now is the accepted tyme, now is the daye of saluacion.

3Let vs geue no man occasion of euell, that oure office be not euell spoken of: 4but in all thinges let vs behaue oure selues as the mynisters of God: in moch pacience, in troubles, in necessities, in anguysshes, 5in strypes, in presonmentes, in vproures, in laboures, in watchinges, in fastynges, 6in purenesse, in knowlege, in longe sufferynge, in kyndnesse, in the holy goost, in loue vnfayned, 7in the worde of the trueth, in the power of God, by the armoure of righteousnes on the rightehande and on the lefte, 8by honoure and dishonoure, by euell reporte and good reporte: as disceauers, & yet true: 9as vnknowne, and yet knowne: as dyenge, and beholde, we lyue: as chastened, and not kylled: 10as sorowynge, and yet allwaye mery: as poore, & yet make many riche: as hauynge nothinge, & yet possessynge all thinges.

11O ye Corinthians, oure mouth is open vnto you, oure hert is made large. 12Ye are in no straytnesse on oure behalfe: but where as ye are in straytnesse, that do ye of youre owne hertely meanynge. 13I speake to you, as to childre, that haue like rewarde with vs.

Do Not Be Unequally Yoked

14Set youre selues therfore at large.Beare not a straunge yock with the vnbeleuers. For what fellishippe hath righteousnes with vnrighteousnes? What company hath lighte wt darknesse? 15How agreeth Christ with Belial? Or what parte hath the beleuer with the infydele?

16How acordeth ye teple of God with ymages? Ye are the temple of the lyuynge God, as sayeth God: I wyl dwell in them, and walke in them, and wyl be their God, & they shalbe my people.

17Wherfore come out from amoge them, and separate youre selues (sayeth the LORDE) and touche no vncleane thinge, so wyl I receaue you,

18& be youre father, & ye shalbe my sonnes and doughters, sayeth ye Allmightie LORDE.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

2 Corinthians 5
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