6:1 Working together with him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain.
6:1 As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain.

6:2 For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
6:2 For he says, "At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you." See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!

6:3 We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,
6:3 We are putting no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,

6:4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
6:4 but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,

6:5 beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger;
6:5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;

6:6 by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love,
6:6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love,

6:7 truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
6:7 truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;

6:8 in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;
6:8 in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;

6:9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed;
6:9 as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see--we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed;

6:10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
6:10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

6:11 Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide.
6:11 We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you.

6:12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.
6:12 There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours.

6:13 In return -- I speak as to children -- widen your hearts also.
6:13 In return--I speak as to children--open wide your hearts also.

6:14 Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
6:14 Do not be mismatched with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship is there between light and darkness?

6:15 What accord has Christ with Be'lial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
6:15 What agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a believer share with an unbeliever?

6:16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
6:16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

6:17 Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you,
6:17 Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you,

6:18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
6:18 and I will be your father, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."