2 Corinthians 13

Examine Yourselves

a This is the third time I am coming to you. b  Every
Lit word
Lit shall be
is to be confirmed by the
Lit mouth
testimony of two or three witnesses.
I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have f sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that g if I come again I will not h spare anyone, since you are i seeking for proof of the j Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but k mighty in you. For indeed He was l crucified because of weakness, yet He lives m because of the power of God. For we also are n weak
One early ms reads with Him
in Him, yet p we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.

q Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; r examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you— unless indeed you
Lit are unapproved
t fail the test?
But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves
Lit are not unapproved
do not fail the test.
Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may
Lit be as
appear unapproved.
For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. For we rejoice when we ourselves are w weak but you are strong; this we also pray for,
Lit your completion
that you be y made complete.
10 For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present z I need not use aa severity, in accordance with the ab authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

11  ac Finally, brethren
Or farewell
Or put yourselves in order
af be made complete, be comforted ag be like-minded ah live in peace; and ai the God of love and peace will be with you.
12  aj Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13  ak All the
Or holy ones
saints greet you.

14  am The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the an love of God, and the ao fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
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