The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 – And we helping do exhort you, that you receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 – For he saith: In an accepted time have I heard thee; and in the day of salvation have I helped thee. Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
3 – Giving no offence to any man, that our ministry be not blamed:
4 – But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,
5 – In stripes, in prisons, in seditions, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,
6 – In chastity, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in sweetness, in the Holy Ghost, in charity unfeigned,
7 – In the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armour of justice on the right hand and on the left;
8 – By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet known;
9 – As dying, and behold we live; as chastised, and not killed;
10 – As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as needy, yet enriching many; as having nothing, and possessing all things.
11 – Our mouth is open to you, O ye Corinthians, our heart is enlarged.
12 – You are not straitened in us, but in your own bowels you are straitened.
13 – But having the same recompense, (I speak as to my children,) be you also enlarged.
14 – Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?
15 – And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?
16 – And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 – Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing:
18 – And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.