1: We then, [as] co-workers [with him], beseech [you] also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2: (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.) 3: Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: 4: But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5: In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings; 6: By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by love unfeigned, 7: By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8: By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and [yet] true; 9: As unknown, and [yet] 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 [yet] possessing all things. 11: O [ye] Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged. 12: Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. 13: Now for a recompense in the same (I speak as to [my] children,) be ye also enlarged. 14: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15: And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16: And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17: Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you; 18: And [I] will be a Father to you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.