11We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you.12There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours.13In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.
The Temple of the Living God
14Do not be mismatched with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship is there between light and darkness?15What agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a believer share with an unbeliever?16What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
“I will live in them and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.17Therefore come out from them,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch nothing unclean;
then I will welcome you,18and I will be your father,
and you shall be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.”Chapter 71Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and of spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
Paul's Joy at the Church's Repentance
2Make room in your hearts for us; we have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one.3I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together.