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Chapter 6


6:1 But (de) [as, AE] ones working together with (sunergountes) [God, v5:20; 6:4, RE] we console (parakaloumen) you (humas) also (kai), not (mē) into (eis) [an] empty (kenon) [reconciliation, v5:19, RE], [but, RE] to cause yourselves to receive (dexasthai) the (tēn) grace (charin) of the (tou) God (theou).


6:2 Because (gar) he says (legei), “I heard over (epēkousa) [the sake, AE] of you (sou) [in, AE] [an] acceptable (dektō) time (kairō);


and (kai) in (en) [a] day (hēmera) of wholeness (sōtērias) I gave help (eboēthēsa) to you (soi).”  


(See Isa. 49:8)


Behold (idou), now (nun) [is] [a] time (kairos) [to be] well received to (euprosdektos) [God, AE]!


Behold (idou), now (nun) [is] [a] day (hēmera) of wholeness (sōtērias)!


6:3 In (en) not one thing (mēdemian), to not one (mēdeni), are we giving (didontes) [a] strike (proskopēn), in order that (hina) the (hē) ministry (diakonia) may not be blamed (mē mōmēthē)!


6:4 BUT (all’), in (en) everything (panti) <let> ourselves (heautous) be ones standing together with (sunistantes) [God, RE] as (hōs) ministers (diakonoi) of God (theou);


[standing together, ER] in (en) much (pollē) endurance (hupomonē);


[standing together, ER] in (en) mental pressures (thlipsesin);


[standing together, ER] in (en) necessities (anagkais);


[standing together, ER] in (en) confinements (stenochōriais);


6:5 [standing together, ER] in (en) plagues (plēgais);


[standing together, ER] in (en) guardrooms (phulakais);


[standing together, ER] in (en) instabilities (akatastasiais);


[standing together, ER] in (en) labors (kopois);


[standing together, ER] in (en) instances of sleeplessness (agrupniais);


[standing together, ER] in (en) fastings (nēsteiais);


6:6 [standing together, ER] in (en) purity (hagnotēti);


[standing together, ER] in (en) knowledge (gnōsei);


[standing together, ER] in (en) patience (makrothumia);


[standing together, ER] in (en) benevolence (chrēstotēti);


[standing together, ER] in (en) holy (hagio) Spirit (pneumati);


[standing together, ER] in (en) love (agapē) without acting (anupokritō);


6:7 [standing together, ER] in (en) Word (logō) of Truth (alētheias);


[standing together, ER] in (en) inherent power (dunamei) of God (theou);


through (dia) the (tōn) armor (hoplōn) of the (tēs) righteousness (dikaiosunēs), of the (tōn) right (dexiōn) and (kai) [of the, RE] left (aristerōn);


6:8 through (dia) glory (doxēs), and (kai) [through times, AE] of dishonor (atimias);


through (dia) infamy (dusphēmias), and (kai) euphemy (euphēmias);


as (hōs) wandering ones (planoi), and (kai) true ones (alētheis);


6:9 as (hōs) being ignorant ones (agnooumenoi), and (kai) being experientially knowing ones (epiginōskomenoi);


as (hōs) ones dying away (apothnēskontes), and (kai) behold (idou), we live (zōmen);


as (hōs) ones being child-trained (paideuomenoi), and (kai) ones not being put to death (mē thanatoumenoi);


6:10 as (hōs) ones being grieved (lupoumenoi), but (de) ones constantly rejoicing (aei chairontes);


as (hōs) poor ones (ptōchoi), but (de) ones making many wealthy (pollous ploutizontes);


as (hōs) having (echontes) nothing (mēden), and (kai) ones holding down (katechontes) all things (panta)!


(For who was to receive the collections, the gracious abundant sharings, like the collections from the believers in the area of Corinth, see what Christ Jesus and the apostles taught and preached, Mat. 19:20-21, 26:6-13; Mark 10:20-21, 14:3-9; Luke 4:18-19, *14:12-14, 21-22, 18:22, 19:8; John 12:3-8, 13:28-29; Acts 2:44-47; Rom. 15:26; 1 Cor. 13:3, 16:1-2; 2 Cor. 6:10, 8:9, 9:9; Gal. 2:10. )


6:11 The (to) mouth (stoma) of us (hēmōn) has been opened up (aneōgen) to (pros) you (humas), Corinthians (korinthioi).  


The (hē) heart (kardia) of us (hēmōn) has been broadened around (peplatuntai).


6:12 You are absolutely not being confined (ou stenochōreisthe) in (en) us (hēmin), but (de) you are being confined (stenochōreisthe) in (en) the (tois) spleens4698 (splanchnois) of you (humōn)!


6:13 But (de) the (tēn) same (autēn) advice (antimisthian) I speak (legō) as (hōs) to ones born (teknois) [of me, AE], you (humeis) also (kai) be broadened (platunthēte) [in heart, v11, RE].


6:14 Do not cause yourselves to become (mē ginesthe) ones being yoked to others (heterozugountes), to unbelieving ones (apistois).


Because (gar) what (tis) partnership (metochē) [is] righteousness (dikaiosunē) and (kai) lawlessness (anomia)?


Or (ē) what (tis) fellowship (koinōnia) [is] light (phōti) to (pros) darkness (skotos)?


6:15 But (de) what (tis) symphonizing (sumphōnēsis) [is there,AE] of Christ (Christou) to (pros) Belial (Beliar)?


Or (ē) what (tis) part (meris) [is there, AE] for [a] believer (pistō) together with (meta) [an] unbelieving one (apistou)?


6:16 But (de) what (ti) holy place (naō) of God (theou) [is] [in, AE] agreement together (sunkatathesis) with (meta) idols (eidōlōn)?


Because (gar) we (hēmeis) are (esmen) [the] holy place (naos) of [a] living (zōntos) God (theou).


Down according to as (kathōs) the (ho) God (theos, elohim) enunciated (eipen), “I shall be in-housed (enoikēsō) in (en) them (autois), and (kai) I shall walk in (emperipatēsō) [them, RE].


And (kai) I shall cause myself to be (esomai) [the] God (theos, elohim) of them (autōn), and (kai) they shall cause themselves to be (esontai) [the] people (laos) of me (mou)!”


(See Lev. 26:11-12; Ezek. 11:19-20, 36:25-27)


6:17 Through which (dio) [sake, AE], “Come out (exelthate), out (ek) [of the] midst (mesou) of them (autōn), and (kai) you be segregated away (aphoristhēte), says (legei) [the] Lord (kurios).


“And (kai) do not cause yourselves to take hold (mē haptesthe) of [an] unclean thing (akathartou), and I (kagō) shall cause myself to receive you into (eisdexomai humas) [me, AE]!


(See Isa. 52:11)


6:18 And (kai) I shall cause myself to be (esomai) [a] Father (patera) in (eis) you (humin), and (kai) you (humeis) shall cause yourselves to be (esesthe) sons (huious) and (kai) daughters (thugateras) in (eis) me (moi), says (legei) [the] Lord (kurios, yhwh), [the] all powerful one (pantokratōr)!”


(See 2 Sam. 7:14)


(For more about how ones become separated from God, paying close attention to associated contexts, see Mat. 3:11-12, 12:30, 13:24-30, 13:37-43, 13:47-51, 22:1-14, 25:24-46; Luke 3:15-17, 11:23, 16:19-31, 22:31-32; John 11:49-52, 15:1-6; Acts 4:13-21; 2 Cor. 6:16-18; 2 Pet. 2:9; 1 John 4:18; Rev. 16:12-16.)


(For what is God’s prophesied true “tent”, his new holy place under his new covenant, the prophesied promise of the Father to place himself into believers to live in them as his new permanent domicile, a true “tent” not built with mortal’s hands but with his own hand, see Ex. 15:17; 2 Sam. 7:5-16; Isa. 8:14; Ezek. 11:16; Joel 2:28-29; Amos 9:11-12; Mat. 3:11, 16:18, 26:61, 27:39-40; Mark 14:58, 15:29; Luke 3:21-22, 24:49; *John 2:19-22, 3:1-, 4:20-24, 7:37-39, 14:2, *23; Acts 1:4-5, 2:16-18, 33, 38-39, *7:44-50, *15:16-18, *17:24, *20:28; *Rom. 8:9-11, 12:4-5; 1 Cor. *3:16-17, *6:19-20, 10:16-17, 12:12-28; *2 Cor. 5:1, *6:16-18; Gal. 3:14, 22; Eph. 1:13-14, 22-23, *2:17-22, 3:6, 4:11-16, 5:30-32; Col. 1:18-27, 2:6-10, 3:15; *1 Thes. 5:9-11; *1 Tim. 3:15; *2 Tim. 1:14; Heb. *3:4-6, 8:2, *9:11-15, *24, 10:21, 36; 1 Pet. 2:4-5; 1 John 4:12-16; Rev. 3:12, 7:15, 11:19, *13:6, *21:3, 22)