Lo! this third time I come to you, and in the mouth of two or of three witnesses [and in the mouth of two or three witnesses] every word shall stand.
I said before, and [I] say before, as present twice, and now absent, to them that before have sinned, and to all others; for if I come again, I shall not spare.
Whether ye seek the proof of that Christ, that speaketh in me, which is not feeble in you, [but is mighty in you]? [+Whether ye seek an experiment, or assaying, of him that speaketh in me, Christ, the which is not sick in you, but is mighty in you?]
For though he was crucified of infirmity, but he liveth of the virtue of God. For also we be frail in him [For why and we be sick in him], but we shall live with him of the virtue of God in us.
Assay yourselves, if ye be in the faith; ye yourselves prove. Whether ye know not yourselves, for Christ Jesus is in you? but (it) happens ye be reprovable [no but peradventure, ye be reprovable].
But I hope, that ye know, that we be not reprovable.
And we pray the Lord, that ye do nothing of evil; not that we seem approved [not that we seem proved], but that ye do that that is good, and that we be as reprovable.
For we be able to do nothing against truth, but for the truth. [Forsooth we may do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.]
For we joy, when we be frail [when we be sick], but ye be mighty; and we pray this thing, your perfection.
Therefore I absent write these things, that I present do not harder, by the power, which the Lord gave to me into edification, and not into your destruction [+after the power, which the Lord gave to me into edification, and not into destruction].