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2 Corinthians 13 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. {By the testimony} of two or three witnesses every word will be established. 1 This will be my third visit to you. "Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses."
2 I have already said when [I] was present the second time, and [although I] am absent now [I] also say in advance to those who sinned previously and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare [anyone], 2 I already gave you a warning when I was with you the second time. I now repeat it while absent: On my return I will not spare those who sinned earlier or any of the others,
3 since you are demanding proof that Christ, who [is] not weak toward you, but is powerful among you, is speaking in me. 3 since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.
4 For indeed, he was crucified because of weakness, but he lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we will live together with him because of the power of God toward you. 4 For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him to serve you.
5 Test yourselves [to see] if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ [is] in you, unless you are unqualified? 5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you--unless, of course, you fail the test?
6 And I hope that you will recognize that we are not unqualified! 6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.
7 Now we pray to God that you not do wrong in any way, not that we are seen as approved, but that you do what is good, even [though] we are [seen] as though unqualified. 7 Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong. Not that people will see that we have stood the test but that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.
8 For we are not able [to do] anything against the truth, but rather [only] for the truth. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.
9 For we rejoice whenever we are weak, but you are strong, and we pray for this: your maturity. 9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is for your perfection.
10 Because of this, I am writing these [things] [although I] am absent, in order that [when I] am present I may not have to act severely according to the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down. 10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority--the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.
11 Finally, brothers, rejoice, be restored, be encouraged, {be in agreement}, be at peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. 11 Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit [be] with all of you. 13 All the saints send their greetings.
14 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.