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

References for 2 Corinthians 13:1

    • a 13:1 - Rhema, 'utterance:' see Deut. 19.15.
      2 I have declared beforehand, and I say beforehand as present the second time, and now absent, to those that have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare.
      3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, (who is not weak towards you, but is powerful among you,

      References for 2 Corinthians 13:3

        • b 13:3 - I do not put 'the Christ' here, though there be the article, because it is specially connected with the speaking.
          4 for if indeed he has been crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power; for indeed *we* are weak in him, but we shall live with him by God's power towards you,)

          References for 2 Corinthians 13:4

            • c 13:4 - Ek, characterizing the principle on which it took place.
              5 examine your own selves if ye be in the faith; prove your own selves: do ye not recognise yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you, unless indeed ye be reprobates?

              References for 2 Corinthians 13:5

                • d 13:5 - 'Yourselves' is ambiguous in English; but it is the accusative after 'recognize,' not 'yourselves know' but 'know yourselves.'
                  6 Now I hope that ye will know that *we* are not reprobates.
                  7 But we pray to God that ye may do nothing evil; not that *we* may appear approved, but that *ye* may do what is right, and *we* be as reprobates.
                  8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
                  9 For we rejoice when *we* may be weak and *ye* may be powerful. But this also we pray for, your perfecting.
                  10 On this account I write these things being absent, that being present I may not use severity according to the authority which the Lord has given me for building up, and not for overthrowing.

                  References for 2 Corinthians 13:10

                    • e 13:10 - Or 'power;' it is exousia, 'title,' not mere competency: see Note, Matt. 10.1.
                    • f 13:10 - See ch. 10.8.
                      11 For the rest, brethren, rejoice; be perfected; be encouraged; be of one mind; be at peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

                      References for 2 Corinthians 13:11

                        • g 13:11 - Or 'farewell.'
                        • h 13:11 - As 'perfectly united,' 1Cor. 1.10.
                          12 Salute one another with a holy kiss.
                          13 All the saints salute you.
                          14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, [be] with you all.

                          References for 2 Corinthians 13:14

                            • i 13:14 - Or 'fellowship,' koinonia, as 1Cor. 1.9.