2 Corinthians 13
1 This will be the third time I am coming to you. By the mouth of two or three
witnesses every word shall be established.
2 I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being
absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I
will not spare;
3 since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but
mighty in you.
4 For though He was crucified out of weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For
we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.
5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know, yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you; unless indeed you are ones failing the test?
6 But I hope that you will know that we are not ones failing the test.
7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear acceptable, but that you should do what is honorable, even though we may seem to be unacceptable.
8 For we have no power against the truth, but on behalf of truth.
9 For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you
may be made complete.
10 Therefore I write these things being absent, that when present I should not use
sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for building up and
not for pulling down.
11 Finally, brethren, rejoice. Become complete. Be encouraged, be of one mind, be at
peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
13 All the saints greet you.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the
Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.