1 We then, as a together with b, beseech you also that ye receive not the c of God in vain.
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a a accepted, and in the b of c have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
3 Giving no a in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
4 But in all things approving ourselves as the a of God, in much b, in c, in necessities, in distresses,
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in a, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
6 By a, by knowledge, by b, by c, by the Holy Ghost, by d unfeigned,
7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the a of b on the right hand and on the left,
8 By honour and dishonour, 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 chastened, and not killed;
10 As a, yet alway rejoicing; as b, yet making many c; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is a.
12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own a.
13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
14 Be ye not unequally a together with unbelievers: for what b hath righteousness with c? and what communion hath d with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what a hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the b of the living God; as God hath said, I will c in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore a out from among them, and be ye b, saith the Lord, and touch not the c; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a a unto you, and ye shall be my b and daughters, saith the Lord c.