2 Corinthians 13:3
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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.

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.

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?

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.

2 Corinthians 13:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A proof of Christ speaking in me (δοκιμὴν τοῦ ἐν ἐμοὶ λαλοῦντος Χριστοῦ)

Lit., of the Christ that speaks in me. An experimental proof of what kind of a being the Christ who speaks in me is.

In you (ἐν ὑμῖν)

Better, among you. He is speaking, not of Christ as He dwells in them, but as He works with reference to them (εἰς) and among their number, inflicting punishment for their sin.

Through (ἐξ)

Lit., out of, marking the source of both death and life.

Are weak in Him

The parallel with 2 Corinthians 13:3 must be carefully noted. Christ will prove Himself not weak, but mighty among you. He was crucified out of weakness, but He is mighty out of the power of God. A similar weakness and power will appear in our case. We are weak in Him, in virtue of our fellowship with Him. Like Him we endure the contradiction of sinners, and suffer from the violence of men: in fellowship with His risen life we shall be partakers of the power of God which raised Him from the dead, and shall exhibit this life of power toward you in judging and punishing you.

Toward you

Construe with we shall live.

2 Corinthians 13:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye seek.

2 Corinthians 10:8-10 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction...

Christ.

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

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 shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

1 Corinthians 5:4,5 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ...

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, letters of commendation to you...

2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

1 Corinthians 9:1-3 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord...

Cross References
Matthew 10:20
For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

1 Corinthians 5:4
When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

1 Corinthians 7:40
Yet in my judgment 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 having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 10:1
I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ--I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!--

2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

2 Corinthians 10:10
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account."

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