The Temple of the Living God

2 Corinthians 6

14 z Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For a what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or b what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 c What accord has Christ with Belial? 1 Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For d we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
e "I will make my dwelling among them and f walk among them,
and g I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore h go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
18 i and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty."

2 Corinthians 7

1 Since we have these promises, beloved, j let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body 2 and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 7:3
    You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons.
    Joshua 23:12
    For if you turn back and cling to the remnant of these nations remaining among you and make marriages with them, so that you associate with them and they with you.
    Ezra 9:2
    For they have taken some of their daughters to be wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has mixed itself with the peoples of the lands. And in this faithlessness the hand of the officials and chief men has been foremost.
    Nehemiah 13:25
    And I confronted them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair. And I made them take oath in the name of God, saying, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.
    1 Corinthians 7:39
    A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
  2. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:7
    Therefore do not become partners with them.
    Ephesians 5:11
    Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
    1 John 1:6
    If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 26:18
    To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.
  4. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 10:21
    You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
  5. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:22
    In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 3:16
    Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
  6. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:12
    And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.
    Exodus 29:45
    I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God.
  7. Cross References
    Revelation 2:1
    To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: 'The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.
    Revelation 21:3
    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 6:7
    I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
    Jeremiah 31:33
    But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord : I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    Ezekiel 11:20
    That they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
  9. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:12
    And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 52:11
    Depart, depart, go out from there; touch no unc...
    2 Corinthians 7:1
    Since we have these promises, beloved, let us c...
    Ezekiel 20:34
    I will bring you out from the peoples and gathe...
    Ezekiel 20:41
    As a pleasing aroma I will accept you, when I b...
    Zephaniah 3:20
    At that time I will bring you in, at the time w...
    Revelation 18:4
    Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, ...
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 52:11
    Depart, depart, go out from there; touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.
  12. Cross References
    Exodus 4:22
    Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the L...
    2 Samuel 7:8
    Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servan...
    2 Samuel 7:14
    I will be to him a father, and he shall be to m...
    Isaiah 43:6
    I will say to the north, Give up, and to the so...
    Jeremiah 31:9
    With weeping they shall come, and with pleas fo...
    Hosea 1:10
    Yet the number of the children of Israel shall ...
    Revelation 21:7
    The one who conquers will have this heritage, a...
  13. Cross References
    1 Peter 2:11
    Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
    1 John 3:3
    And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
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