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2 Corinthians 6:14–13:14

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14 nBe ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for owhat fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and pwhat communion qhath 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 rye are the temple of sthe living God; as God hath said, tuI will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore xcome out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 yAnd will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord zAlmighty.

7 aHaving therefore these promises, dearly beloved, blet us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of cthe flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

dReceive us; ewe have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have fdefrauded no man. I speak not this to condemn you: for gI have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. Great is my hboldness of speech toward you, great is imy glorying of you: jI am filled with comfort, kI am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. For, lwhen we were come into Macedonia, lour flesh had no rest, but we were mtroubled on every side; nwithout were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us oby the coming of lTitus; And not by his coming only, but kby the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your pearnest desire, qyour mourning, your rfervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. For sthough I made you sorry with a letter, I do not trepent, ttthough I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but ufor a season. Now I rejoice, vnot that ye were made sorry, but vthat ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry ||after a godly manner, that ye might wreceive damage by us in nothing. 10 For qxgodly sorrow worketh yrepentance to salvation znot to be repented of: but athe sorrow of the world worketh death. 11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed bafter a godly sort, what ccarefulness it wrought in you, yea, what dclearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what efear, yea, what fvehement desire, yea, what fgzeal, yea, what grevenge! In all things ye have happroved yourselves to be clear iin this matter. 12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor kfor his cause that suffered wrong, lbut that our ccare for you in the sight of God might appear unto you. 13 Therefore mwe were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of mTitus, because his spirit nwas refreshed by you all. 14 For oif I have boasted any thing to him of you, oI am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you pin truth, even so our boasting, which I made before mTitus, is found a truth. 15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth qthe obedience of you all, how with efear and trembling ye received him. 16 I rejoice therefore that rI have confidence in you in all things.

8 Moreover, brethren, awe do you to wit of aathe grace of God bestowed on the churches of bMacedonia; How that in a great ctrial of affliction dthe abundance of their joy and dtheir deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For eto their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were fwilling of themselves; Praying us with much intreaty gthat we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of hthe ministering to the saints. And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us iby the will of God. Insomuch that jwe desired kTitus, that as he had xbegun, so he would also finish in you the same ||grace also. Therefore, as lye abound in every thing, in faith, and mutterance, and mknowledge, and in all ndiligence, and in oyour love to us, see pthat ye abound in this grace also. qI speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the nforwardness of others, and qqto prove the sincerity of oyour love. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, rthough he was rich, yet rsfor your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty tmight be rich. 10 And herein uI give my advice: for wthis is expedient for you, who have xbegun before, not only to do, but also to be forward ya year ago. 11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a zreadiness to will, so there may be a performance also eout of athat which ye have. 12 For bif there be first za willing mind, it is caccepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. 13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: 14 But by an dequality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply efor their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be dequality: 15 As it is written, fHe that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

16 But thanks be to God, gwhich put the same hearnest care into the heart of Titus for you. 17 For indeed he accepted ithe exhortation; but being hmore forward, jof his own accord he went unto you. 18 And we have sent with him kthe brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout kkall the churches; 19 And not that only, but who was also lchosen of the churches mto travel with us with this ||grace, which is nadministered by us oto the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your zready mind: 20 pAvoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is nadministered by us: 21 qProviding for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. 22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved hdiligent in many things, but now much hmore diligent, rupon the great confidence which ||I have in you. 23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my spartner and tfellowhelper concerning you: or uour brethren be inquired of, they are wthe messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ. 24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and xbefore the churches, the proof of yyour love, and of zour boasting on your behalf.

9 For as touching athe ministering to bthe saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: For I know cthe forwardness of your mind, dfor which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that eAchaia was ready fa year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many. Yet have I sent gthe brethren, lest hour boasting of you should be in vain iin this behalf; that, jas I said, ye may be ready: Lest haply if kthey of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in lthis same mconfident boasting. Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort gthe brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, ||whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, nas a matter of ||bounty, and onot as of covetousness. But this I say, pHe which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; qnot rgrudgingly, or of necessity: for sGod loveth a cheerful giver. And ptGod is able to make all ugrace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every xgood work: (As it is written, yHe hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 10 Now he that zministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase athe fruits of your brighteousness;) 11 Being enriched in every thing to all ||bountifulness, which causeth cthrough us thanksgiving to God. 12 For adthe administration of this service not only supplieth ethe want of the saints, but is abundant also cfby many thanksgivings unto God; 13 Whiles by the gexperiment of this dministration they hglorify God for your professed isubjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your jliberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; 14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding lgrace of God in you. 15 Thanks be unto lGod for his unspeakable gift.

10 Now I Paul myself abeseech you by the aameekness and bgentleness of Christ, cwho ||din presence am ddbase among you, but being absent am bold toward you: But I beseech you, ethat I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I ||think to be bold against fsome, which ||think of us as if we walked gaccording to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war gafter the flesh: (For hthe iweapons of our kwarfare are not carnal, but lmighty ||through God mto the npulling down of ostrong holds;) pCasting down ||imaginations, and qevery high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every rthought to sthe obedience of Christ; And ehaving in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, twhen your obedience is fulfilled.

uDo ye look on things after the outward appearance? vIf any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as whe is Christ’s, even so are xwe Christ’s. For though I should yboast somewhat more of zour authority, which the Lord hath given us for zzedification, and not for your ndestruction, aI should not be ashamed: That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. 10 For his letters, say they, are bweighty and powerful; but chis bodily presence is weak, and dhis speech contemptible. 11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.

12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or ecompare ourselves with some that fcommend themselves:

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n
o
p
q
r
s

See Ps. 42:2.

t

Cited from Lev. 26:12, which see.

u
x

Cited from Isai. 52:11. So Rev. 18:4. Comp. ch. 7:1.

y
z
a

ch. 6:17, 18.

b
c
d
e

Comp. ch. 11:20.

f

ch. 12:17. So Acts 20:33. See ch. 2:11.

g

ch. 6:11–13.

h

See ch. 3:12.

i

See ch. 8:24.

j

ch. 1:4. So ch. 6:10. Phil. 2:17. See Matt. 5:12.

k

So ch. 12:10.

l

See ch. 2:13.

l

See ch. 2:13.

m

ch. 4:8.

n
o

ver. 13, 14. Comp. 1 Thess. 3:6, 7.

l

See ch. 2:13.

k

So ch. 12:10.

p

ver. 11 (Gk.).

q

So ver. 10. 1 Cor. 5:2.

r

ver. 11. Col. 4:13 in the Gk.

s

Comp. ch. 2:2.

t
tt

ch. 2:4.

u
v
v
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Or, according to God. Gk. as ver. 10, 11. Rom. 8:27. Eph. 4:24. 1 Pet. 4:6.

w

See Luke 9:25.

q

So ver. 10. 1 Cor. 5:2.

x
y

Prayer of Manass. l (Gk. & Lat.). So Acts 11:18.

z

Rom. 11:29 (Gk.).

a
b

ver. 9 marg.

c

ver. 12. ch. 8:7, 8, 16. Wisd. 14:17 in the Gk. See Rom. 12:8.

d
e

ver. 15. See Eph. 6:5.

f

ver. 7.

f

ver. 7.

g

Comp. ch. 2:6.

g

Comp. ch. 2:6.

h

Gal. 2:18 (Gk.). See Rom. 3:5. & 16:1.

i
k

Comp. 1 Cor. 5:1.

l

So ch. 2:4.

c

ver. 12. ch. 8:7, 8, 16. Wisd. 14:17 in the Gk. See Rom. 12:8.

m

ver. 6, 7.

m

ver. 6, 7.

n
o

ch. 8:24. & 9:2. & 10:8.

o

ch. 8:24. & 9:2. & 10:8.

p

See ch. 4:2.

m

ver. 6, 7.

Gr. bowels. ch. 6:12.

q

See ch. 2:9.

e

ver. 15. See Eph. 6:5.

r

See ch. 2:3.

a
aa

ch. 9:14.

b
c

ch. 2:9. & 9:13. & 13:3 in the Gk. See Rom. 5:4. Comp. Prov. 17:3.

d

Comp. Mark 12:44.

d

Comp. Mark 12:44.

[Gr. simplicity]. Rom. 12:8. ch. 9:11, 13.

e
f

ver. 17 (Gk.).

g
h

Rom. 15:31 (Gk.). 1 Cor. 16:15. ch. 9:1. So ver. 19, 20. Heb. 6:10. See Acts 12:25 marg.

i
j

So ver. 17 (Gk.). ch. 12:18.

k

ver. 16, 23. See ch. 2:13.

x

ver. 6 (Gk.).

||

[Or, gift. ver. 4, 19]. See 1 Cor. 16:3.

l

So 1 Cor. 1:5. Comp. ch. 12:13.

m
m
n

ver. 8, 16 (Gk.). See ch. 7:11.

o

ver. 8, 24.

p

ch. 9:8.

q
n

ver. 8, 16 (Gk.). See ch. 7:11.

qq

Comp. ch. 9:13 (Gk.).

o

ver. 8, 24.

r

Comp. ch. 6:10. Phil. 2:6, 7.

r

Comp. ch. 6:10. Phil. 2:6, 7.

s
t

See James 2:5.

u
w
x

ver. 6 (Gk.).

Gr. willing. ver. 11.

y

ch. 9:2.

z

ver. 12, 19. Acts 17:11. ch. 9:2 in the Gk.

e
a

Mark 14:8 (Gk.).

b

Comp. Mark 12:43, 44. Luke 21:3. ch. 9:7.

z

ver. 12, 19. Acts 17:11. ch. 9:2 in the Gk.

c
d

Col. 4:1 (Gk.).

e

ch. 9:12.

d

Col. 4:1 (Gk.).

f

Cited from Ex. 16:18.

g
h

ver. 7 (Gk.). So ver. 17, 22 in the Gk.

i

ver. 6.

h

ver. 7 (Gk.). So ver. 17, 22 in the Gk.

j

ver. 3 (Gk.).

k

ch. 12:18 (Gk.).

kk

See ch. 11:28.

l

Acts 14:23. (Gk.). Comp. 1 Cor. 16:3, 4.

m

Acts 19:29 (Gk.).

||

Or, gift. See 1 Cor. 16:3.

n

See ver. 4.

o

So ch. 4:15. Comp. Phil. 4:19.

z

ver. 12, 19. Acts 17:11. ch. 9:2 in the Gk.

p

2 Thess. 3:6 (Gk.).

n

See ver. 4.

q

Prov. 3:4 (Gk.). See Rom. 12:17.

h

ver. 7 (Gk.). So ver. 17, 22 in the Gk.

h

ver. 7 (Gk.). So ver. 17, 22 in the Gk.

r

See ch. 2:3.

||

Or, he hath.

s
t
u

ver. 6, 17, 18, 22. ch. 9:3, 5.

w
x

Comp. ch. 9:2.

y

ver. 7, 8.

z

ch. 7:4, 14. & 9:2. & 10:8. See ch. 1:14.

a

ver. 12, 13 (Gk.). See ch. 8:4. So Gal. 2:10.

b
c

See ch. 8:11.

d

See ch. 8:24.

e
f

ch. 8:10.

g

ver. 5. See ch. 8:23.

h

See ch. 1:14.

i

See ch. 3:10.

j
k

Comp. Acts 20:4.

l

ch. 11:17.

m
g

ver. 5. See ch. 8:23.

Gr. blessing. Ecclus. 7:32. So ver. 6? See Gen. 33:11 (Gk.).

||

Or, which hath been so much spoken of before.

n
||

Or, which hath been so much spoken of before.

o

Comp. ch. 12:17.

p
q
r

Deut. 15:10 (Gk.).

s

Reference to Prov. 22:8 in the Greek only. So Ecclus. 35:9. Rom. 12:8. See Ex. 25:2. Comp. Tobit 4:7. ch. 8:12.

p
t
u
x

See Acts 9:36.

y

Cited from Ps. 112:9.

z
a

Luke 12:18. Comp. Hos. 10:12 (Gk.).

b

See Matt. 6:1 [marg.].

||

[Or, liberality].

[Gr. simplicity. See ch. 8:2]. ver. 13.

c

See ch. 1:11.

a

Luke 12:18. Comp. Hos. 10:12 (Gk.).

d

See ver. 1.

e

ch. 8:14.

c

See ch. 1:11.

f

Comp. 2 Macc. 2:27 (Gk.).

g

See ch. 8:2. Comp. ch. 8:8 (Gk.).

d

See ver. 1.

h
i

So ch. 10:5.

j

ver. 11 marg.

l

ch. 8:1.

l

ch. 8:1.

a

See Rom. 12:1.

aa
b

See Acts 24:4.

c

ver. 10. See 1 Cor. 2:3.

||

Or, in outward appearance. ver. 7.

d

Acts 3:13. & 25:16. Gal. 2:11 in the Gk.

dd

So ch. 11:7.

e

ch. 13:2, 10. See 1 Cor. 4:21.

||

Or, reckon. ch. 11:5 (Gk.). & 12:6. See Rom. 4:4. So ver. 7, 11.

f
||

Or, reckon. ch. 11:5 (Gk.). & 12:6. See Rom. 4:4. So ver. 7, 11.

g

See ch. 1:17.

g

See ch. 1:17.

h

See ch. 6:7. Comp. Eph. 6:11, 13. 1 Thess. 5:8.

i

Rom. 6:13 marg.

k
l

See 1 Cor. 2:5. So ch. 13:3, 4.

||

Or, to God. Acts 7:20 marg.

m
n

ver. 8. ch. 13:10. 1 Macc. 3:43 in the Gk.

o
p
||

Or, reasonings. See Ecclus. 27:4.

q
r

See ch. 2:11.

s

So ch. 9:13. See Rom. 1:5.

e

ch. 13:2, 10. See 1 Cor. 4:21.

t

See ch. 2:9.

u

So John 7:24. ch. 5:12.

v
w
x
y

See ch. 8:24.

z

ch. 13:10 (Gk.).

zz
n

ver. 8. ch. 13:10. 1 Macc. 3:43 in the Gk.

a

ch. 7:14. So ch. 12:6.

[Gr. saith he]. See Heb. 2:6.

b
c

See ver. 1. So ch. 11:21. & 12:7.

d

See 1 Cor. 1:17. So ch. 11:6.

e
f

ver. 18. See ch 3:1.