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2 Corinthians 13 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is the third time I am coming to you. On the testimony of two or three witnesses every word will be confirmed. 1 This will be my third visit to you. "Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses."
2 I gave warning, and I give warning-as when I was present the second time, so now while I am absent-to those who sinned before and to all the rest: if I come again, I will not be lenient, 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 seek proof of Christ speaking in me. He is not weak toward you, but powerful among you. 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 In fact, He was crucified in weakness, but He lives by God's power. For we also are weak in Him, yet toward you we will live with Him by God's power. 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 for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?-unless you fail the test. 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 you will recognize that we are not failing the test. 6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.
7 Now we pray to God that you do nothing wrong, not that we may appear to pass the test, but that you may do what is right, even though we [may appear] to fail. 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 only for the truth. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.
9 In fact, we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. We also 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 This is why I am writing these things while absent, that when I am there I will not use severity, in keeping with the authority the Lord gave 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 of the same mind, 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.