2 Corinthians 13
He threateneth severity, and the power of his apostleship against obstinate sinners.
2 Corinthians 13:1 This third time, am I coming unto you:at the mouth of two witnesses, or three, shall every matter be established. 2 Corinthians 13:2 I have said beforehand, and do say beforehand,as present the second time, although now absent, unto them who before sinned, and unto all the rest,that, if I come again, I will not spare. 2 Corinthians 13:3 Since, a test, ye are seeking, of the speaking in me of Christ;who, unto you, is not weak, but is powerful in you, 2 Corinthians 13:4 For, although he was crucified through weakness, yet is he living through God's power,for, although, we, are weak in him, yet shall we live with him, through God's power [unto us]
And advising them to a trial of their faith,
2 Corinthians 13:5 Be trying, yourselves, whether ye are in the faith, be putting, yourselves, to the test! Or do ye not recognise yourselves, seeing that, Jesus Christ, is in you,unless perhaps ye fail in the testing. 2 Corinthians 13:6 I hope, however, that ye shall come to know, that, we, fail not in the testing!
and to a reformation of their sins before his coming,
2 Corinthians 13:7 But we pray unto God, that ye may do nothing base,not that, we, may appear, accepted, but that, ye, the honourable thing, may be doing, even though, we, should be, as it were, rejected; 2 Corinthians 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth; 2 Corinthians 13:9 For we rejoicewhensoever, we, are weak, and, ye, are, strong. This, also we pray foryour restoration: 2 Corinthians 13:10 For this cause, these things, while absent, am I writing, that I may not, when present, deal sharplyaccording to the authority which, the Lord, hath given me, for building up and not for pulling down.
he concludeth his epistle with a general exhortation and a prayer.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell! Be getting restored, be taking encouragement, be of one mind, live in peace,and, the God of love and peace, will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:12 Salute ye one another with a holy kiss. 2 Corinthians 13:13 All the saints, salute you. 2 Corinthians 13:14 The favour of our Lord Jesus [Christ], and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.