2 Corinthians 13

Examine Yourselves

1 a  This is the third time I am coming to you. b  Every
Lit word
fact
Lit shall be
is to be confirmed by the
Lit mouth
testimony of two or three witnesses.
2I 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, 3since 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. 4For 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.

5 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?
6But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves
Lit are not unapproved
do not fail the test.
7Now 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.
8For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. 9For 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.
10For 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
rejoice
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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