Parallel Bible results for 2 Corinthians 13

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2 Corinthians 13

NLT 1 This is the third time I am coming to visit you (and as the Scriptures say, “The facts of every case must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses” ). NIV 1 This will be my third visit to you. "Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses." NLT 2 I have already warned those who had been sinning when I was there on my second visit. Now I again warn them and all others, just as I did before, that next time I will not spare them. NIV 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, NLT 3 I will give you all the proof you want that Christ speaks through me. Christ is not weak when he deals with you; he is powerful among you. NIV 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. NLT 4 Although he was crucified in weakness, he now lives by the power of God. We, too, are weak, just as Christ was, but when we deal with you we will be alive with him and will have God’s power. NIV 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. NLT 5 Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you ; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith. NIV 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? NLT 6 As you test yourselves, I hope you will recognize that we have not failed the test of apostolic authority. NIV 6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 8 For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth. NIV 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. NLT 9 We are glad to seem weak if it helps show that you are actually strong. We pray that you will become mature. NIV 9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is for your perfection. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 11 Dear brothers and sisters, 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. NIV 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. NLT 12 Greet each other with a sacred kiss. NIV 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. NLT 13 All of God’s people here send you their greetings. NIV 13 All the saints send their greetings. NLT 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. NIV 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.