1This is the third time I am comingtoyou.In the mouth of twoorthreewitnessesshalleveryword be established .
I told you before , and foretell you , as if I were present , the second time; and being absentnow I write to them which heretofore have sinned , and to allother,that,if I comeagain , I willnotspare :
3Since ye seek a proof of Christspeakinginme,whichtoyou-wardisnotweak , but is mightyinyou.4Forthough he was crucifiedthroughweakness,yet he livethby the power of God.Forwealso are weakinhim,abut we shall livewithhimby the power of Godtowardyou.5Examineyourselves,whether ye bein the faith;prove your own selves . Know yenot your own selves, how thatJesusChristisinyou,except ye bereprobates ?
6But I trustthat ye shall knowthatwearenotreprobates.7Now I praytoGod that yedonoevil;notthatwe should appearapproved,butthatye should do that which is honest,thoughwebeasreprobates.8For we can donothingagainst the truth,butfor the truth.9Forwe are glad , when we are weak , andyearestrong:andthisalso we wish , even yourperfection.b10ThereforeIwrite these things being absent , lest being present I should usesharpness,according to the powerwhich the Lord hath givenmetoedification,andnottodestruction.