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2 Corinthians 13

2 Corinthians 13:1  
This is the third time I am coming to you. “At the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”

2 Corinthians 13:2  
I have warned previously, and I warn again, as when I was present the second time, so now, being absent, I write to those who have sinned before now and to all the rest that if I come again, I will not spare,

2 Corinthians 13:3  
seeing that you seek a proof of Christ who speaks in me who is not weak, but is powerful in you.

2 Corinthians 13:4  
For he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we will live with him through the power of God toward you.

2 Corinthians 13:5  
Examine your own selves, whether you are in the faith. Test your own selves. Or don’t you know about your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.

2 Corinthians 13:6  
But I hope that you will know that we aren’t disqualified.

2 Corinthians 13:7  
Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we may seem to have failed.

2 Corinthians 13:8  
For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

2 Corinthians 13:9  
For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. We also pray for this: your becoming perfect.

2 Corinthians 13:10  
For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not deal sharply when present, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

2 Corinthians 13:11  
Finally, brothers, rejoice! Be perfected. Be comforted. Be of the same mind. Live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

2 Corinthians 13:12  
Greet one another with a holy kiss.

2 Corinthians 13:13  
All the saints greet you.

2 Corinthians 13:14  
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s love, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.


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