2 Corinthians 6
Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of Allah in vain, 2for he says,
"At an acceptable time I heard you,
In a day of salvation I helped you."
Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation. 3We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed, 4but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of Allah, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, 5in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 6in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love, 7in the word of truth, in the power of Allah; by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8by glory and dishonour, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; 9as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and not killed; 10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
11Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians. Our heart is enlarged. 12You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections. 13Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be open wide. 14Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what communion has light with darkness? 15What agreement has al-Masih with Belial? Or what portion has a believer with an unbeliever? 16What agreement has a temple of Allah with idols? For you are a temple of the living God. Even as Allah said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people." 17Therefore,
"'Come out from among them,
And be separate,' says the Lord,
'Touch no unclean thing.
I will receive you.
18I will be to you a Father.
You will be to me sons and daughters,'
says Allah, Lord of the universe."