2 Corinthians 131This is the third time I am coming to you. At the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every word be established. 2I have said ▼ beforehand, and I do say ▼ beforehand, ▼
▼2as when I was present the second time, so now, being absent, to them that have sinned heretofore, and to all the rest, that, if I come again, I will not spare; ▼
▼1) Or plainly ; Compare 1 Th 3:4. 2) Or as if I were present the second time, even though I am now absent3seeing that ye seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me; who to you-ward is not weak, but is powerful in you: 4for he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak ▼ in him, but we shall live with him through the power of God toward you. ▼
▼1) Many ancient authorities read with5Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate. 6But I hope that ye shall know that we are not reprobate. 7Now we pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is honorable, ▼ though we be as reprobate. ▼
▼1) Gr and that8For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong: this we also pray for, even your perfecting. 10For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not when present deal sharply, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for casting down. 11Finally, brethren, ▼ farewell. Be perfected; be comforted; be of the same mind; live in peace: and the God of love and peace shall be with you. ▼
▼1) Or rejoice: be perfected12Salute one another with a holy kiss. 13All the saints salute you. 14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
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