3. A Frank Exhortation of the Reconciling Ministry
14 1Do not become 2adissimilarly yoked with unbelievers. For what 3bpartnership do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what cfellowship does dlight have 4with edarkness?
15 And what concord does aChrist have 1with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an bunbeliever?
16 And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the atemple of the 1bliving God, even as God said, c"I will dwell among them and walk among them; and dI will be their God, and they will be My people.''
17 Therefore a"come out from their midst and be 1separated, says the Lord, and do not touch 2what is bunclean; and I will 3welcome you'';
18 "And I will be 1a aFather to you, and you will be 2bsons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.''
1 1Therefore since we have 2these promises, beloved, let us acleanse ourselves from all 3defilement of flesh and of bspirit, 4perfecting choliness in the 5dfear of God.