2 Corinthians 13
He threateneth severity, and the power of his apostleship against obstinate sinners.
2 Corinthians 13:1 Nowe come I the thyrde time vnto you. In the mouthe of two or three wytnesses shall euery thing stande. 2 Corinthians 13:2 I tolde you before, & tell you before, and as I sayd when I was presente with you the seconde tyme, so wayte I now beynge absent to them which in tyme paste haue synned, and to all other, that yf I come agayne, I wyll not spare, 2 Corinthians 13:3 seyng þt ye seke experience of Christe, whiche speaketh in me, which amonge you is not weake, but is myghty in you. 2 Corinthians 13:4 And verely thoughe it came of weakenes that he was crucyfyed, yet liueth he thorowe the power of GOD. And we no doubte are weake in hym: but we shall lyue with hym by the myght of God among you.
And advising them to a trial of their faith,
2 Corinthians 13:5 Proue youre selues whether you be in þe fayth or not. Examen your owne selues: know ye not your owne selues, howe that Iesha Christe is in you, except ye be casteawayes? 2 Corinthians 13:6 I truste that ye shall knowe that we be not cast awayes.
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 shoulde seme commendale, but that ye shoulde do that which is honest: and let vs be counted as leude persons. 2 Corinthians 13:8 We can do nothynge agaynste the truth. But for the trueth, 2 Corinthians 13:9 we are glad when we are weake, & ye strong. Thys also we wyshe for, euen that ye were perfecte. 2 Corinthians 13:10 Therfore wryte I these thinges beynge absente, leste when I am presente I shoulde vse sharpenesse accordynge to the power whiche 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 Finally brethren fare ye well, be perfeccte, be of good comforte, be of one mynde, lyue in peace, and the God of loue, and peace, shal be 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 Lorde Iesus Christ, and the loue of God, and the feloweshyppe of the holye ghoste be with you all. Amen.