1: And working together also we call upon [you] that ye receive not in vain the grace of God -- 2: for He saith, 'In an acceptable time I did hear thee, and in a day of salvation I did help thee, lo, now [is] a well-accepted time; lo, now, a day of salvation,' -- 3: in nothing giving any cause of offence, that the ministration may be not blamed, 4: but in everything recommending ourselves as God's ministrants; in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses, 5: in stripes, in imprisonments, in insurrections, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, 6: in pureness, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned, 7: in the word of truth, in the power of God, through the armour of the righteousness, on the right and on the left, 8: through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good report, as leading astray, and true; 9: as unknown, and recognized; as dying, and lo, we live; as chastened, and not put to death; 10: as sorrowful, and always rejoicing; as poor, and making many rich; as having nothing, and possessing all things. 11: Our mouth hath been open unto you, O Corinthians, our heart hath been enlarged! 12: ye are not straitened in us, and ye are straitened in your [own] bowels, 13: and [as] a recompense of the same kind, (as to children I say [it],) be ye enlarged -- also ye! 14: Become not yoked with others -- unbelievers, for what partaking [is there] to righteousness and lawlessness? 15: and what fellowship to light with darkness? and what concord to Christ with Belial? or what part to a believer with an unbeliever? 16: and what agreement to the sanctuary of God with idols? for ye are a sanctuary of the living God, according as God said -- 'I will dwell in them, and will walk among [them], and I will be their God, and they shall be My people, 17: wherefore, come ye forth out of the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and an unclean thing do not touch, and I -- I will receive you, 18: and I will be to you for a Father, and ye -- ye shall be to Me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.'