2 Corinthians 13
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Examine Yourselves

1This is the third time I am coming to you. BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY [†]MATTER SHALL BE CONFIRMED. 2I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that if I come again I will not spare anyone, 3since you are seeking proof that Christ speaks in me; He is not weak toward you, but mighty in you. 4For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak [†]in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God toward you.

5Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you [†]fail the test? 6But I hope that you will realize that we ourselves [†]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 [†]appear unapproved. 8For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. 9For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong. This we also pray for, [†]that you be restored. 10For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

11Finally, brothers, [†]rejoice, [†]be restored, 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. 13All the [†]saints greet you.

14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

1 Lit word
4 One early ms with Him
5 Lit are unapproved
6 Lit are not unapproved
7 Lit be as
9 Lit your completion
11 Or farewell
11 Or put yourselves in order
13 Or holy ones

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