We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) in vain.
2 For He saith, “I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. – Isa. 49:8
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 (Elohim), 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 Spirit, by love unfeigned,
7 By the word of truth, by the power of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), 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 always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
11 O you Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
12 You are not straitened in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels.
13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be you also enlarged.
14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what harmony hath the Messiah (haMashiach) with Beliyaal (which is an epithet of Satan)? Or what part hath he that believeth with an unbeliever?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God (Elohim) with idols? For you are the temple of the living God (Elohim); as יהוה (YHWH) hath said, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God (Elohim), and they shall be My people. – Lev. 26:12; Exo. 6:7; Jer. 31:33, 32:38; Eze. 37:27
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate,” saith יהוה, “and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, – Isa. 52:11, Eze. 20:34, 41
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,” saith A8יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot). – 2 Sam. 7:14, Isa. 43:6