11 (A)Our mouth [a]has spoken freely to you, you Corinthians, our (B)heart is opened wide. 12 You are not restrained [b]by us, but (C)you are restrained in your own [c]affections. 13 Now in the same way in (D)exchange—I am speaking as to (E)children—open wide your hearts to us, you as well.

14 (F)Do not be [d]mismatched with (G)unbelievers; for what do righteousness and lawlessness (H)share together, or what does light have in common with darkness? 15 Or what (I)harmony does Christ have with [e]Belial, or [f]what does a (J)believer share with an (K)unbeliever? 16 Or (L)what agreement does [g]the temple of God have with idols? For we are [h](M)the temple of (N)the living God; just as God said,

(O)I will (P)dwell among them and (Q)walk among them;
And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 (R)Therefore, (S)come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord.
And do not touch what is unclean;
And I will welcome you.
18 (T)And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be (U)sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 6:11 Lit is open to you
  2. 2 Corinthians 6:12 Or in us
  3. 2 Corinthians 6:12 Lit inward parts
  4. 2 Corinthians 6:14 Lit unevenly yoked
  5. 2 Corinthians 6:15 Gr Beliar; a name of the devil and the antichrist
  6. 2 Corinthians 6:15 Lit what part has a believer with an unbeliever
  7. 2 Corinthians 6:16 Or a temple
  8. 2 Corinthians 6:16 Or a temple

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