2 Corinthians 13:1
New International Version
This will be my third visit to you. "Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses."

New Living Translation
This is the third time I am coming to visit you (and as the Scriptures say, “The facts of every case must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses” ).

English Standard Version
This is the third time I am coming to you. Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

Berean Study Bible
This is the third time I am coming to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”

Berean Literal Bible
This third time I am coming to you. "In the mouth of two or three witnesses every matter will be established."

New American Standard Bible
This is the third time I am coming to you. EVERY FACT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES.

King James Bible
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

Christian Standard Bible
This is the third time I am coming to you. Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Contemporary English Version
I am on my way to visit you for the third time. And as the Scriptures say, "Any charges must be proved true by at least two or three witnesses."

Good News Translation
This is now the third time that I am coming to visit you. "Any accusation must be upheld by the evidence of two or more witnesses"--as the scripture says.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

International Standard Version
This will be the third time I am coming to you. "Every accusation must be verified by two or three witnesses."

NET Bible
This is the third time I am coming to visit you. By the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter will be established.

New Heart English Bible
This is the third time I am coming to you. "At the mouth of two or three witnesses will every word be established."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This is the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the third time that I'll be visiting you. Every accusation must be verified by two or three witnesses.

New American Standard 1977
This is the third time I am coming to you. EVERY FACT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This third time I am coming unto you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

King James 2000 Bible
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

American King James Version
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

American Standard Version
This is the third time I am coming to you. At the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every word established.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, this is the third time I am coming to you: In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word stand.

Darby Bible Translation
This third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every matter be established.

English Revised Version
This is the third time I am coming to you. At the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every word be established.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is the third time I am coming to you: By the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

Weymouth New Testament
This intended visit of mine is my third visit to you. "On the evidence of two or three witnesses every charge shall be sustained."

World English Bible
This is the third time I am coming to you. "At the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."

Young's Literal Translation
This third time do I come unto you; on the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every saying be established;
Study Bible
Examine Yourselves
1This is the third time I am coming to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” 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,…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:6
On the testimony of two or three witnesses a man shall be put to death, but he shall not be executed on the testimony of a lone witness.

Deuteronomy 19:15
A lone witness is not sufficient to establish any wrongdoing or sin against a man, regardless of what offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Matthew 18:16
But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'

2 Corinthians 12:14
See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Treasury of Scripture

This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

the third.

2 Corinthians 12:14
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

In.

Numbers 35:30
Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.

Deuteronomy 17:6
At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

Deuteronomy 19:15
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.







Lexicon
This [is]
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

[the] third [time]
Τρίτον (Triton)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5154: Third. Ordinal from treis; third; neuter a third part, or a third time, thirdly.

I am coming
ἔρχομαι (erchomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

you.
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

“Every
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

matter
ῥῆμα (rhēma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

must be established
σταθήσεται (stathēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

by
Ἐπὶ (Epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[the] testimony
στόματος (stomatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4750: The mouth, speech, eloquence in speech, the point of a sword.

of two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

or
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

three
τριῶν (triōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5140: Three. Or neuter tria a primary number; 'three'.

witnesses.”
μαρτύρων (martyrōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3144: A witness (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case); by analogy, a 'martyr'.
XIII.

(1) This is the third time I am coming to you.--The words may point either to three actual visits--(1) that of Acts 18:1; (2) an unrecorded visit (of which, however, there is no trace), during St. Paul's stay at Ephesus; and (3) that now in contemplation--or (1) to one actual visit, as before; (2) the purposed visit which had been abandoned (see Notes on 2Corinthians 1:16); and (3) that which he now has in view. The latter interpretation falls in best with the known facts of the case, and is in entire accordance both with his language in 2Corinthians 12:14, and with his mode of expressing his intentions, as in 1Corinthians 16:5.

In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.--There seems no adequate reason for not taking these words in their simple and natural meaning. The rule, quoted from Numbers 35:30, Deuteronomy 17:6; Deuteronomy 19:15, was of the nature of an axiom of Jewish, one might almost say of natural, law. And it had received a fresh prominence from our Lord's reproduction of it in giving directions as for the discipline of the society which He came to found. (See Note on Matthew 18:16.) What more natural than that St. Paul should say, "When I come, there will be no more surmises and vague suspicions, but every offence will be dealt with in a vigorous and full inquiry"? There seems something strained, almost fantastic, in the interpretation which, catching at the accidental juxtaposition of "the third time" and the "three witnesses," assumes that the Apostle personifies his actual or intended visits, and treats them as the witnesses whose testimony was to be decisive. It is a fatal objection to this view that it turns the judge into a prosecutor, and makes him appeal to his own reiteration of his charges as evidence of their truth.

Verse 1. - This is the third time I am coming to you. I have thrice formed the intention, though the second time I had to forego my plan (2 Corinthians 1:15-17). In the mouth of two or three witnesses. The quotation is from Deuteronomy 19:15. It has been explained as a reference to examinations which he intended to hold on his arrival at Corinth. It is much more probable that St. Paul is representing his separate visits as separate attestations to the truths which he preaches. 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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