2 Corinthians 6Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
We Are Appealing To You Too!
6 And working-with Him, we also are appealing thatyou not receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For He says [in Isa 49:8], “I heard you at the acceptable time. And I helped you on the day of salvation”. Behold, now is the very-acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.
... In The Process Giving Them No Opportunity For Stumbling...
3 ... in[a] nothing giving any opportunity-for-stumbling, in order that the ministry may not be faulted,
... But Commending Ourselves While Enduring The Bad And Persevering In The Good
4 ... but in everything, as God’s servants, commending ourselves in great endurance— in afflictions, in constraints, in distresses, 5 in beatings, in prisons, in disturbances, in labors, in watchings[b], in fastings; 6 in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in a holy[c] spirit, in sincere love, 7 in the word[d]of truth, in the power of God; through[e] the weapons of[f] righteousness for the right hand and[g]the left; 8 through[h] glory and dishonor, through evil-report[i] and good-report; as deceivers and true ones, 9 as being not-known and being fully-known; as dying and behold we live, as being disciplined and not being put-to-death, 10 as being grieved but always rejoicing; as poor but enriching many, as having nothing and holding-on-to all things.
Open Your Hearts To Us, Corinthians
11 Our mouth has opened to you, Corinthians; our heart has been opened-wide. 12 You are not restrained[j] in us, but you are restrained in your own deep-feelings. 13 Now as[k] the same return[l]— I speak as to my children— you also open-wide.
Do Not Be Mis-Yoked To Unbelievers; Be Separated Out To God Your Father
14 Do not be ones being mis-yoked to unbelievers[m]. For what partnership is there for righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship is there for light with darkness? 15 And what is the harmony[n]of Christ with Beliar[o]? Or what share is there for a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement[p]is there for the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said [in Lev 26:12], that “I will dwell in them, and I will walk-among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people”. 17 Therefore, “Come out of their midst and be separated[q]”, says the Lord, “and do not touch an unclean thing[r]. And I will take you in 18 and be a father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to me”, says the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 6:13That is, the same return due me (love from one’s children) as due you (love from one’s father). What Paul has in mind requires both a turning from those misleading them (6:14-7:1) and a turning to Paul (7:2).
2 Corinthians 6:14This was one source of their mistaken attitudes and less-than wide-open feelings toward Paul.
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