2 Corinthians 13
He threateneth severity, and the power of his apostleship against obstinate sinners.
2 Corinthians 13:1 Nowe come I the thyrd tyme vnto you: in the mouth of two or thre witnesses shal euery worde be stablysshed. 2 Corinthians 13:2 I tolde you before, & tell you before: and as I sayd when I was present with you the seconde tyme, so wryte I nowe beynge absent, to them which in tyme past haue synned, & to all other: that yf I come agayne, I wyll not spare, 2 Corinthians 13:3 seynge that ye seke experience of Christ which speaketh in me, which among you is not weake but is myghtye in you. 2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucifyed in weaknes, yet liueth he thorowe the power of God. And we (no doute) are weake in hym: but we shall lyue with hym: by the myght of God amonge you.
And advising them to a trial of their faith,
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examen your selues, whether ye are in the fayth or not. Proue youre awne selues. Knowe ye not your awne selues, howe that Iesus Christ is in you? excepte ye be castawayes, 2 Corinthians 13:6 I trust ye shall knowe that we are not castawayes.
and to a reformation of their sins before his coming,
2 Corinthians 13:7 I desyre before God that ye do none euyll, not that we shulde seme commendable: but that ye shuld do that which is honeste: & let vs be counted as castawayes. 2 Corinthians 13:8 We can do nothinge agaynst the trueth: but for þe trueth. 2 Corinthians 13:9 We are glad when we ar weake, and ye stronge. This also we wysshe for, euen youre perfectnesse. 2 Corinthians 13:10 Therfore wryte I these thinges beynge absent, lest whan I am present, I shulde vse sharpenesse, accordynge to to the power which the Lorde hath geuen me to edifye, and not to destroye.
he concludeth his epistle with a general exhortation and a prayer.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finallye brethren, fare ye well, be parfect, be of good conforte, be of one mynde, lyue in peace, and the God of loue and peace shalbe with you. 2 Corinthians 13:12 Grete one another in an holy kysse. 2 Corinthians 13:13 All the saynctes salute you. 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of oure Lord Iesus Christ, and the loue of God, and the felyshyppe of the holy ghost be with you all. Amen.