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2 Corinthians 6Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Since we are co-laboring, we also urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For He says,

“At a favorable time I listened to you,
in a day of salvation I helped you.”[a]

Behold, now is the favorable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation. We give no cause for offense in anything, so that our ministry may not be blamed. But as God’s servants, we are commending ourselves in every way—in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in troubles, in sleeplessness, in hunger; in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Ruach ha-Kodesh, in genuine love, in truthful speech, in the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through honor and dishonor, through evil report and good report. We are regarded as deceivers and yet true; as unknown and yet well-known; as dying, yet behold, we live; as disciplined yet not put to death; [b] 10 as grieving yet always rejoicing; as poor yet enriching many; as having nothing yet possessing everything.

11 We have spoken openly to you, O Corinthians; our heart is open wide! 12 You are not restricted by us, yet you are restricted in your own feelings. 13 Now in return—I speak as to my children—open wide to us also.

Preserving Sanctity in God’s Living Temple

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.[c] For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? 15 What harmony does Messiah have with Belial[d]? Or what part does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement does God’s Temple have with idols?[e] For we are the temple of the living God—just as God said,

“I will dwell in them and walk among them;
    and I will be their God,
    and they shall be My people.[f]
17 Therefore, come out from among them,
    and be separate, says Adonai.
Touch no unclean thing.[g]
    Then I will take you in.[h]
18 I will be a father to you,
    and you shall be My sons and daughters,
                    says Adonai-Tzva’ot.”[i]

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 6:2 Isa. 49:8; cf. Isa. 55:6.
  2. 2 Corinthians 6:10 cf. Ps. 118:18.
  3. 2 Corinthians 6:14 cf. Deut. 22:9-11.
  4. 2 Corinthians 6:15 A spelling variant here of Grk. belial, the devil; Heb. b’liya’al, worthlessness, possibly a wordplay on Heb. b’li ‘ol, without a yoke.
  5. 2 Corinthians 6:16 cf. Ezek. 8:3, 10.
  6. 2 Corinthians 6:16 cf. Exod. 29:45; Lev. 26:11-12; Jer. 32:38; Ezek. 37:27.
  7. 2 Corinthians 6:17 cf. Isa. 52:11.
  8. 2 Corinthians 6:17 cf. Ezek. 20:34, 41.
  9. 2 Corinthians 6:18 Grk. Kurios Pantokrator (Lord Almighty); cf. 2 Sam. 7:8, 14(2 Ki. 7:8, 14 LXX); 1 Chr. 17:13; Isa. 43:6; Hos. 12:6(5).
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ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Β΄ 6SBL Greek New Testament (SBLGNT)

Συνεργοῦντες δὲ καὶ παρακαλοῦμεν μὴ εἰς κενὸν τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ δέξασθαι ὑμᾶς· λέγει γάρ· Καιρῷ δεκτῷ ἐπήκουσά σου καὶ ἐν ἡμέρᾳ σωτηρίας ἐβοήθησά σοι· ἰδοὺ νῦν καιρὸς εὐπρόσδεκτος, ἰδοὺ νῦν ἡμέρα σωτηρίας· μηδεμίαν ἐν μηδενὶ διδόντες προσκοπήν, ἵνα μὴ μωμηθῇ ἡ διακονία, ἀλλ’ ἐν παντὶ [a]συνιστάνοντες ἑαυτοὺς ὡς θεοῦ διάκονοι· ἐν ὑπομονῇ πολλῇ, ἐν θλίψεσιν, ἐν ἀνάγκαις, ἐν στενοχωρίαις, ἐν πληγαῖς, ἐν φυλακαῖς, ἐν ἀκαταστασίαις, ἐν κόποις, ἐν ἀγρυπνίαις, ἐν νηστείαις, ἐν ἁγνότητι, ἐν γνώσει, ἐν μακροθυμίᾳ, ἐν χρηστότητι, ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, ἐν ἀγάπῃ ἀνυποκρίτῳ, ἐν λόγῳ ἀληθείας, ἐν δυνάμει θεοῦ· διὰ τῶν ὅπλων τῆς δικαιοσύνης τῶν δεξιῶν καὶ ἀριστερῶν, διὰ δόξης καὶ ἀτιμίας, διὰ δυσφημίας καὶ εὐφημίας· ὡς πλάνοι καὶ ἀληθεῖς, ὡς ἀγνοούμενοι καὶ ἐπιγινωσκόμενοι, ὡς ἀποθνῄσκοντες καὶ ἰδοὺ ζῶμεν, ὡς παιδευόμενοι καὶ μὴ θανατούμενοι, 10 ὡς λυπούμενοι ἀεὶ δὲ χαίροντες, ὡς πτωχοὶ πολλοὺς δὲ πλουτίζοντες, ὡς μηδὲν ἔχοντες καὶ πάντα κατέχοντες.

11 Τὸ στόμα ἡμῶν ἀνέῳγεν πρὸς ὑμᾶς, Κορίνθιοι, ἡ καρδία ἡμῶν πεπλάτυνται· 12 οὐ στενοχωρεῖσθε ἐν ἡμῖν, στενοχωρεῖσθε δὲ ἐν τοῖς σπλάγχνοις ὑμῶν· 13 τὴν δὲ αὐτὴν ἀντιμισθίαν, ὡς τέκνοις λέγω, πλατύνθητε καὶ ὑμεῖς.

14 Μὴ γίνεσθε ἑτεροζυγοῦντες ἀπίστοις· τίς γὰρ μετοχὴ δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ ἀνομίᾳ, [b]ἢ τίς κοινωνία φωτὶ πρὸς σκότος; 15 τίς δὲ συμφώνησις [c]Χριστοῦ πρὸς Βελιάρ, ἢ τίς μερὶς πιστῷ μετὰ ἀπίστου; 16 τίς δὲ συγκατάθεσις ναῷ θεοῦ μετὰ εἰδώλων; [d]ἡμεῖς γὰρ ναὸς θεοῦ ἐσμεν ζῶντος· καθὼς εἶπεν ὁ θεὸς ὅτι Ἐνοικήσω ἐν αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐμπεριπατήσω, καὶ ἔσομαι αὐτῶν θεός, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔσονταί [e]μου λαός. 17 διὸ ἐξέλθατε ἐκ μέσου αὐτῶν, καὶ ἀφορίσθητε, λέγει κύριος, καὶ ἀκαθάρτου μὴ ἅπτεσθε· κἀγὼ εἰσδέξομαι ὑμᾶς· 18 καὶ ἔσομαι ὑμῖν εἰς πατέρα, καὶ ὑμεῖς ἔσεσθέ μοι εἰς υἱοὺς καὶ θυγατέρας, λέγει κύριος παντοκράτωρ.

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  1. ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Β΄ 6:4 συνιστάνοντες WH ] συνιστάντες NIV Treg; συνιστῶντες RP
  2. ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Β΄ 6:14 ἢ τίς WH Treg NIV ] Τίς δὲ RP
  3. ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Β΄ 6:15 Χριστοῦ WH Treg NIV ] Χριστῷ RP
  4. ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Β΄ 6:16 ἡμεῖς γὰρ ναὸς θεοῦ ἐσμεν WH Treg NIV] Ὑμεῖς γὰρ ναὸς θεοῦ ἐστε RP
  5. ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Β΄ 6:16 μου WH Treg NIV ] μοι RP
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