Bible: 2 Corinthians 6:3-10

6:3 We do not give anyone 1  an occasion for taking an offense in anything, 2  so that no fault may be found with our ministry. 6:4 But as God’s servants, 3  we have commended ourselves in every way, 4  with great endurance, in persecutions, 5  in difficulties, in distresses, 6:5 in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, 6  in troubles, 7  in sleepless nights, in hunger, 6:6 by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by benevolence, by the Holy Spirit, 8  by genuine 9  love, 6:7 by truthful 10  teaching, 11  by the power of God, with weapons of righteousness both for the right hand and for the left, 12  6:8 through glory and dishonor, through slander and praise; regarded as impostors, 13  and yet true; 6:9 as unknown, and yet well-known; as dying and yet – see! – we continue to live; as those who are scourged 14  and yet not executed; 6:10 as sorrowful, but always rejoicing, as poor, but making many rich, as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

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