1: Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain, 2: for he says, "At an acceptable time I listened to you, In a day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation. 3: We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed, 4: but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, 5: in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in fastings; 6: in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love, 7: in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8: by glory 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 punished, and not killed; 10: as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 11: Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians. Our heart is enlarged. 12: You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections. 13: Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be open wide. 14: Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what communion has light with darkness? 15: What agreement has Christ with Belial? Or what portion has a believer with an unbeliever? 16: What agreement has a temple of God with idols? For you are a temple of the living God. Even as God said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people." 17: Therefore, "'Come out from among them, And be separate,' says the Lord, 'Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you. 18: I will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,' says the Lord Almighty."