2 Corinthians 13:11
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New International Version
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.

English Standard Version
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

New American Standard Bible
Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

King James Bible
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Become mature, be encouraged, be of the same mind, be at peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

International Standard Version
Finally, brothers, goodbye. Keep on growing to maturity. Keep listening to my appeals. Continue agreeing with each other and living in peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.

NET Bible
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice, set things right, be encouraged, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From now on, my brethren, rejoice; be perfected and be comforted, and harmony and peace shall be in you, and The God of love and of peace shall be with you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With that, brothers and sisters, I must say goodbye. Make sure that you improve. Accept my encouragement. Share the same attitude and live in peace. The God of love and peace will be with you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the rest, brethren, that ye may have joy, be perfected, have consolation, be of one mind, having peace; and the God of peace and charity shall be with you.

King James 2000 Bible
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be restored, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

American King James Version
Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

American Standard Version
Finally, 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the rest, brethren, rejoice, be perfect, take exhortation, be of one mind, have peace; and the God of peace and of love shall be with you.

Darby Bible Translation
For the rest, brethren, rejoice; be perfected; be encouraged; be of one mind; be at peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

English Revised Version
Finally, 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Weymouth New Testament
Finally, brethren, be joyful, secure perfection of character, take courage, be of one mind, live in peace. And then God who gives love and peace will be with you.

World English Bible
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Be perfected, be comforted, be of the same mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Young's Literal Translation
Henceforth, brethren, rejoice; be made perfect, be comforted, be of the same mind, be at peace, and the God of the love and peace shall be with you;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:11-14 Here are several good exhortations. God is the Author of peace and Lover of concord; he hath loved us, and is willing to be at peace with us. And let it be our constant aim so to walk, that separation from our friends may be only for a time, and that we may meet in that happy world where parting will be unknown. He wishes that they may partake all the benefits which Christ of his free grace and favour has purchased; the Father out of his free love has purposed; and the Holy Ghost applies and bestows.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Finally, brethren, farewell. His concluding words are marked by great gentleness, as though to heal the effects of the sharp rebuke and irony to which he has been compelled to have recourse. The word may also moan "rejoice" (Philippians 3:1; Philippians 4:4). Be perfect (see note on "perfection" in ver. 9). Be of one mind; literally, think the same thing (Philippians 2:2; 1 Peter 3:8; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Romans 12:16, 18). Be at peace (Ephesians 4:3).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Finally, brethren, farewell,.... Or "rejoice", with spiritual joy in Christ, their Saviour and Redeemer; in his person, in whom they were accepted; in his righteousness, by which they were justified; in his blood, by which they were washed and cleansed; and in his fulness, from which they were supplied; and particularly, that they had such a faithful monitor, such an hearty well wisher of their souls' welfare, and who was so naturally and affectionately concerned for their good:

be perfect; seek after perfection in knowledge, grace, and holiness, and in the performance of good works: or "be restored"; or jointed and knit together, as before; see 2 Corinthians 13:9 let every difference subside, all breaches be made up, every member take and fill up his place, and all things be done decently and in order:

be of good comfort; or "exhort" one another to the diligent discharge of duty, to love and good works; or comfort one another in all distresses, inward and outward, both by words and deeds, according to the ability God has given; or take comfort, be of good heart, do not refuse to be comforted either by God or men.

Be of one mind; in religious sentiments, in the doctrines and principles of grace, and ordinances of the Gospel; for as there is but "one Lord" to be believed in, so there is, and ought to be, but "one" system of "faith" to be received, and "one baptism" to be administered in one and the same way, to one and the same sort of persons; which sameness of judgment, in faith and worship, is very necessary to church communion, and the comfort of it; for how can two, and much less more, walk comfortably together, unless they are agreed in these things?

Live in peace both with them that are without, and them that are within, with all men, and with the members of the church; which to do, is to the credit of religion, the comfort of church members, and the joy of Christ's ministers:

and the God of love and peace shall be with you; he who is love itself, and has loved his people with an everlasting love, and who is the author and donor of spiritual and eternal peace, and who has called his people to peace, and expects and requires it among themselves, and all men, will grant to such his gracious presence; than which nothing can be more grateful and desirable.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. farewell—meaning in Greek also "rejoice"; thus in bidding farewell he returns to the point with which he set out, "we are helpers of your joy" (2Co 1:24; Php 4:4).

Be perfect—Become perfect by filling up what is lacking in your Christian character (Eph 4:13).

be of good comfort—(2Co 1:6; 7:8-13; 1Th 4:18).

2 Corinthians 13:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Final Greetings and Blessing
11Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12Greet one another with a holy kiss.…
Cross References
Mark 9:50
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other."

Romans 12:16
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Romans 15:33
The God of peace be with you all. Amen.

1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

2 Corinthians 13:9
We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.

Ephesians 4:12
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

Ephesians 6:23
Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 3:10
Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

1 Thessalonians 4:1
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

2 Thessalonians 3:1
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.
Treasury of Scripture

Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

farewell.

Luke 9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first …

Acts 15:29 That you abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and …

Acts 18:21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast …

Acts 23:30 And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, …

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice ever more.

Be perfect.

2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also …

Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

John 17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and …

James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

be of good.

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort …

Mark 10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call …

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, …

1 Thessalonians 4:18 Why comfort one another with these words.

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

be of one.

Romans 12:16,18 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but …

Romans 15:5,6 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded …

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, …

Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

Philippians 2:1-3 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of …

Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the …

Philippians 4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same …

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

live.

Genesis 37:4 And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all …

Genesis 45:24 So he sent his brothers away, and they departed: and he said to them, …

Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltiness, with which …

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and …

1 Thessalonians 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And …

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, …

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, …

1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

the God.

Romans 15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. …

Philippians 4:9 Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, …

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly…

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

1 John 4:8-16 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love…

with.

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the …

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, …

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. …

Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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