1 Adiuvantes autem et exhor tamur, ne in vacuum gratiam Dei recipiatis
2 - ait enim: "Tempore accepto exaudivi te et in die salutis adiuvi te"; ecce nunc tempus acceptabile, ecce nunc dies salutis -
3 nemini dantes ullam offensionem, ut non vituperetur ministerium,
4 sed in omnibus exhibentes nosmetipsos sicut Dei ministros in multa patientia, in tribulationibus, in necessitatibus, in angustiis,
5 in plagis, in carceribus, in seditionibus, in laboribus, in vigiliis, in ieiuniis,
6 in castitate, in scientia, in longanimitate, in suavitate, in Spiritu Sancto, in caritate non ficta,
7 in verbo veritatis, in virtute Dei; per arma iustitiae a dextris et sinistris,
8 per gloriam et ignobilitatem, per infamiam et bonam famam; ut seductores, et veraces;
9 sicut qui ignoti, et cogniti; quasi morientes, et ecce vivimus; ut castigati, et non mortificati;
10 quasi tristes, semper autem gaudentes; sicut egentes, multos autem locupletantes; tamquam nihil habentes, et omnia possidentes.
11 Os nostrum patet ad vos, o Corinthii, cor nostrum dilatatum est.
12 Non angustiamini in nobis, sed angustiamini in visceribus vestris;
13 eandem autem habentes remunerationem, tamquam filiis dico, dilatamini et vos.
14 Nolite iugum ducere cum infidelibus! Quae enim participatio iustitiae cum iniquitate? Aut quae societas luci ad tenebras?
15 Quae autem conventio Christi cum Beliar, aut quae pars fideli cum infideli?
16 Qui autem consensus templo Dei cum idolis? Vos enim estis templum Dei vivi; sicut dicit Deus: "Inhabitabo in illis et inambulabo et ero illorum Deus, et ipsi erunt mihi populus.
17 Propter quod exite de medio eorum et separamini, dicit Dominus, et immundum ne tetigeritis; et ego recipiam vos
18 et ero vobis in Patrem, et vos eritis mihi in filios et filias, dicit Dominus omnipotens".
King James Version
1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness 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 sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.