2 Corinthians 13
He threateneth severity, and the power of his apostleship against obstinate sinners.
2 Corinthians 13:1 Now come I the thirde tyme vnto you. In the mouth of two or thre witnesses shal euery matter be stablisshed. 2 Corinthians 13:2 I haue tolde you before, & tell you before as present ye seconde tyme, & wryte it now beynge absent, vnto the which in tyme passed haue synned, & to all other: & yf I come agayne, I wil not spare, 2 Corinthians 13:3 seynge that ye seke experiece of him, which speaketh in me, euen Christ, which amonge you is not weake, but is mightie amoge you. 2 Corinthians 13:4 And though he was crucified in weaknes, yet lyueth he in the power of God. And though we are weake in him, yet lyue we with him in the power of God amonge you.
And advising them to a trial of their faith,
2 Corinthians 13:5 Proue youre selues, whether ye are in the faith, exame youre selues. Or knowe ye not yor selues, yt Iesus Christ is in you? Excepte ye be cast awayes. 2 Corinthians 13:6 But I trust ye knowe, yt we are not cast awayes.
and to a reformation of their sins before his coming,
2 Corinthians 13:7 I desyre before God yt ye do no euell: not yt we shulde seme comendable, but yt ye shulde do yt which is good, & let vs be as cast awayes. 2 Corinthians 13:8 For we maye do nothinge agaynst ye trueth, but for ye trueth. 2 Corinthians 13:9 We are glad whan we are weake, & ye stronge: & the same also we wysshe for, namely yor perfectnesse. 2 Corinthians 13:10 Therfore wryte I these thinges beynge absent, lest wha I am present, I shulde vse sharpnesse, acordinge to the power which the LORDE hath geue me to edifye, and not to destroye.
he concludeth his epistle with a general exhortation and a prayer.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Fynally brethren, reioyse, be parfecte, coforte yor selues, be of one mynde, be peaceable, and the God of loue and peace shalbe wt you. 2 Corinthians 13:12 Salute one another with an holy kysse. 2 Corinthians 13:13 All the sayntes salute you. 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of oure LORDE Iesus Christ, & the loue of God, and the fellishippe of ye holy goost be with you all. Amen.