2 Corinthians 13:6

6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.

2 Corinthians 13:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
ESV
6 I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test.
NLT
6 As you test yourselves, I hope you will recognize that we have not failed the test of apostolic authority.
MSG
6 I hope the test won't show that we have failed.
CSB
6 And I hope you will recognize that we are not failing the test.

2 Corinthians 13:6 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 13:6

But I trust that ye shall know
Whether they were reprobates or not, the apostle would not pretend to say; that he left to themselves, and of which they were capable of making judgment for themselves: however, he hoped and believed, that he and his fellow apostles would give such proof of themselves, as that they should know certainly

that we,
says he,

are not reprobates;
men void of judgment in the doctrines of the Gospel, but have light, knowledge, and understanding in them; or useless and unprofitable in the ministry, but were the savour of life unto life to many; were ministers by whom others believed; were successful labourers in the Lord's vineyard, and builders in his house; and were made very useful for the conversion, comfort, and edification of many souls: or that they were not men disapproved either by God, or his people; since as they faithfully served Christ in the ministration of the Gospel, they were acceptable to God, and approved of men: or were not men without a proof of Christ speaking in them; they might assure themselves they would have too soon, for some of them, an evidence of that power and authority which Christ had lodged in them, to punish such as repented not of their evils.

2 Corinthians 13:6 In-Context

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 in our dealing with you.
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 trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.
7 Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.
8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.