2 Corinthians 13:3
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New International Version
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

New Living Translation
I will give you all the proof you want that Christ speaks through me. Christ is not weak when he deals with you; he is powerful among you.

English Standard Version
since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

Berean Study Bible
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

Berean Literal Bible
since you seek proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you but is powerful among you.

New American Standard Bible
since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.

King James Bible
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since you seek proof of Christ speaking in me. He is not weak toward you, but powerful among you.

International Standard Version
since you want proof that the Messiah is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you but is making his power felt among you.

NET Bible
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak toward you but is powerful among you.

New Heart English Bible
seeing that you seek a proof of Christ who speaks in me; who toward you is not weak, but is powerful in you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you seek a proof of The Messiah that he speaks in me, he who is not weak among you, but is mighty among you;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since you want proof that Christ is speaking through me, that's what you'll get. Christ isn't weak in dealing with you. Instead, he makes his power felt among you.

New American Standard 1977
since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who unto you is not weak, but is mighty in you.

King James 2000 Bible
Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who toward you is not weak, but is mighty in you.

American King James Version
Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

American Standard Version
seeing that ye seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me; who to you-ward is not weak, but is powerful in you:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do you seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me, who towards you is not weak, but is mighty in you?

Darby Bible Translation
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, (who is not weak towards you, but is powerful among you,

English Revised Version
seeing that ye seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me; who to you-ward is not weak, but is powerful in you:

Webster's Bible Translation
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who toward you is not weak, but is mighty in you.

Weymouth New Testament
since you want a practical proof of the fact that Christ speaks by my lips--He who is not feeble towards you, but powerful among you.

World English Bible
seeing that you seek a proof of Christ who speaks in me; who toward you is not weak, but is powerful in you.

Young's Literal Translation
since a proof ye seek of the Christ speaking in me, who to you is not infirm, but is powerful in you,
Study Bible
Examine Yourselves
2I already warned you the second time I was with you. So now in my absence, I warn those who sinned earlier and everyone else: If I return, I will not spare anyone, 3since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. 4For He was indeed crucified in weakness, yet He lives by God’s power. And though we are weak in Him, yet by God’s power we will live with Him to serve you.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:20
For it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

1 Corinthians 5:4
When you are gathered in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of the Lord Jesus,

1 Corinthians 7:40
In my judgment, however, she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now by the mildness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am humble when face to face with you, but bold when away.

2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

2 Corinthians 10:10
For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is unimpressive, and his speaking is of no account."
Treasury of Scripture

Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

ye seek.

2 Corinthians 10:8-10 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the …

Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom you forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any …

Matthew 10:20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

Matthew 18:18-20 Truly I say to you, Whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven…

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries …

1 Corinthians 5:4,5 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, …

which.

2 Corinthians 2:6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.

2 Corinthians 3:1-3 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, …

2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, …

1 Corinthians 9:1-3 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ …

(3) Which to you-ward is not weak.--There is still a touch of indignant sadness in the tone in which the words are uttered. Men will not be able to cast that reproach of weakness upon Him whose might they will feel all too keenly.

Verse 3. - Of Christ speaking in me; rather, of the Christ who speaketh in me. Which; rather, who. But is mighty in you. The spirit of Christ, in spite of all their shortcomings, had not deserted them (see 1 Corinthians 1:6, 7; 1 Corinthians 2:4). Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me,.... This is the reason why he was determined, that should he come among them, he would not spare them, because they called in question his apostleship, and demanded a proof of it; which, of all men, they had the least reason to do; for they themselves were the seals of his apostleship, and the signs of an apostle had been done among them; they queried whether he was an ambassador of Christ, and was sent by him, and in his name; whether the message he came with was from him, and whether the Gospel he preached was his voice; and particularly whether he had such a power to punish delinquents, as he threatened them with the exercise of; a strange infatuation of the false apostles this, since Christ, who sent him, was with him, and spoke in him, and by him:

which to you-ward, says he,

is not weak, but is mighty in you; the Gospel of Christ, at the first preaching of it to them by him, was the power of God unto salvation to them; and was attended with divers signs and wonders, and gifts of the Holy Ghost; and besides, they had instances of the power of Christ towards them in an awful way, in punishing sinners; as in the delivery of the incestuous person to Satan, which was done by his Spirit being with them when assembled; and by smiting many of them with sickness, diseases, and infirmities, and with death itself, who had sinned, 1 Corinthians 5:4. Wherefore, seeing after all these instances of the voice and power of Christ in him, they yet questioned his apostolical authority, and sought proof of it; and especially since this was not so much a tempting of him, as a tempting of Christ in him, he was resolved not to spare them. 3. Since—The reason why he will not spare: Since ye challenge me to give a "proof" that Christ speaks in me. It would be better if ye would "prove your own selves" (2Co 13:5). This disproves the assertion of some that Scripture nowhere asserts the infallibility of its writers when writing it.

which—"who" (Christ).

is not weak—in relation to you, by me and in this very Epistle, in exercising upon you strong discipline.

mighty in you—has given many proofs of His power in miracles, and even in punishing offenders (2Co 5:11, 20, 21). Ye have no need to put me to the proof in this, as long ago Christ has exhibited great proofs of His power by me among you (2Co 12:12) [Grotius]. It is therefore not me, but Christ, whom ye wrong: it is His patience that ye try in despising my admonitions, and derogating from my authority [Calvin].13:1-6 Though it is God's gracious method to bear long with sinners, yet he will not bear always; at length he will come, and will not spare those who remain obstinate and impenitent. Christ at his crucifixion, appeared as only a weak and helpless man, but his resurrection and life showed his Divine power. So the apostles, how mean and contemptible soever they appeared to the world, yet, as instruments, they manifested the power of God. Let them prove their tempers, conduct, and experience, as gold is assayed or proved by the touchstone. If they could prove themselves not to be reprobates, not to be rejected of Christ, he trusted they would know that he was not a reprobate, not disowned by Christ. They ought to know if Christ Jesus was in them, by the influences, graces, and indwelling of his Spirit, by his kingdom set up in their hearts. Let us question our own souls; either we are true Christians, or we are deceivers. Unless Christ be in us by his Spirit, and power of his love, our faith is dead, and we are yet disapproved by our Judge.
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