2 Corinthians 13

This is the third time that I have prepare to come to you; that, by the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word may be established. I have before said to you, and again I say to you beforehand, (as also I said to you a second time, while I was with you; and now also, while absent, I write to those who have sinned and to the others,) that if I come again, I will not spare: because ye demand proof, that it is the Messiah that speaketh by me, who hath not been powerless among you, but powerful among you. For, though he was crucified in weakness, yet he liveth with the power of God. We also are weak with him; yet we are alive with him, by that power of God which is among you. Examine yourselves, whether ye stand in the faith: prove yourselves. Do ye not acknowledge that Jesus the Messiah is in you? And if he is not, ye are reprobates. But, I trust, ye will know that we are not reprobates. And I beseech God, that there may be no evil in you, so that the proof of us may appear: and yet, that ye may be doers of good things, though we be as reprobates. For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. And we rejoice, when we are weak and ye are strong. And this also we pray for, that ye may be perfected. 10 Therefore, while absent, I write these things; lest when I come, I should act with rigor, according to the authority which my Lord hath given me for your edification, and not for your destruction. 11 Finally, my brethren, rejoice, and be perfected, and be comforted: and may harmony and quietness be among you; and the God of love and of peace will be with you. 12 Salute ye one another, with a holy kiss. All the saints salute you. 13 The peace of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
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