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2 Corinthians 6

That he hath approved himself a faithful minister of Christ, both by his exhortations,

2 Corinthians 6:1 So we therefore as workers together beseech you, that ye receiue not the grace of God in vaine. 2 Corinthians 6:2 For he sayth, I haue heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of saluation haue I succoured thee: beholde nowe the accepted time, beholde nowe the day of saluation.

and by integrity of life,

2 Corinthians 6:3 We giue no occasion of offence in any thing, that our ministerie shoulde not be reprehended.

and by patient enduring all kinds of afflictions and disgraces for the Gospel.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things we approue our selues as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in prisons, in tumults, in labours, 2 Corinthians 6:6 By watchings, by fastings, by puritie, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindnesse, by the holy Ghost, by loue vnfained, 2 Corinthians 6:7 By the worde of trueth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousnesse on the right hand, and on the left, 2 Corinthians 6:8 By honour, and dishonour, by euill report, and good report, as deceiuers, and yet true: 2 Corinthians 6:9 As vnknowen, and yet knowen: as dying, and beholde, we liue: as chastened, and yet not killed:

Of which he speaketh the more boldly amongst them, because his heart is open to them,

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorowing, and yet always reioycing: as poore, and yet make many riche: as hauing nothing, and yet possessing all things. 2 Corinthians 6:11 O Corinthians, our mouth is open vnto you: our heart is made large. 2 Corinthians 6:12 Ye are not kept strait in vs, but ye are kept strait in your owne bowels.

and he expecteth the like affection from them again:

2 Corinthians 6:13 Nowe for the same recompence, I speake as to my children, Be you also inlarged.

exhorting to flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of the living God.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be not vnequally yoked with the infidels: for what felowship hath righteousnesse with vnrighteousnesse? and what communion hath light with darkenesse? 2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath the beleeuer with the infidell? 2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the Temple of God with idols? for ye are the Temple of the liuing God: as God hath said, I will dwell among them, and walke there: and I will be their God, and they shalbe my people. 2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and separate your selues, saith the Lord, and touch none vncleane thing, and I wil receiue you. 2 Corinthians 6:18 And I will be a Father vnto you, and ye shalbe my sonnes and daughters, saith the Lord almightie.

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