2 Corinthians 13:1-10 NIRV

Final Warnings

1 This will be my third visit to you. Scripture says, "Every matter must be proved by the words of two or three witnesses."(Deuteronomy 19:15)

References for 2 Corinthians 13:1

      2 I already warned you during my second visit. I now say it again while I'm away. When I return, I won't spare those who sinned earlier. I won't spare any of the others either.
      3 You are asking me to prove that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you. He is powerful among you.
      4 It is true that Christ was nailed to the cross because he was weak. But he lives by God's power. In the same way, I share his weakness. But by God's power I will live with him to serve you.
      5 Take a good look at yourselves to see if you are really believers. Test yourselves. Don't you realize that Christ Jesus is in you? Unless, of course, you fail the test!
      6 I hope you will discover that I haven't failed the test.
      7 I pray to God that you won't do anything wrong. I don't pray so that people will see that I have passed the test. Instead, I pray so that you will do what is right, even if it seems I have failed.
      8 I can't do anything to stop the truth. I can only work for the truth.
      9 I'm glad when I am weak but you are strong. I pray that you will become perfect.
      10 That's why I write these things before I come to you. Then when I do come, I won't have to be hard on you when I use my authority. The Lord gave me the authority to build you up. He didn't give it to me to tear you down.