2 Corinthians 13:5-14 NLT

5 Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among youa ; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.

References for 2 Corinthians 13:5

    • 13:5 - Or in you.
      6 As you test yourselves, I hope you will recognize that we have not failed the test of apostolic authority.
      7 We pray to God that you will not do what is wrong by refusing our correction. I hope we won’t need to demonstrate our authority when we arrive. Do the right thing before we come—even if that makes it look like we have failed to demonstrate our authority.
      8 For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth.
      9 We are glad to seem weak if it helps show that you are actually strong. We pray that you will become mature.
      10 I am writing this to you before I come, hoping that I won’t need to deal severely with you when I do come. For I want to use the authority the Lord has given me to strengthen you, not to tear you down.
      11 Dear brothers and sisters,b I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.

      References for 2 Corinthians 13:11

        • 13:11 - Greek Brothers.
          12 Greet each other with a sacred kiss.
          13 All of God’s people here send you their greetings.
          14 c May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

          References for 2 Corinthians 13:14

            • 13:14 - Some English translations include verse 13 as part of verse 12, and then verse 14 becomes verse 13.