14 Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil* ? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? 16 And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said:
“I will live in them
and walk among them.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.*
and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord.
Don’t touch their filthy things,
and I will welcome you.*
and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.* ”
6:15 Greek Beliar; various other manuscripts render this proper name of the devil as Belian, Beliab, or Belial.