2 Corinthians 13
He threateneth severity, and the power of his apostleship against obstinate sinners.
2 Corinthians 13:1 Now come I the thyrd tyme vnto you In the mouth of two or thre witnesses shall every thinge stonde. 2 Corinthians 13:2 I tolde you before and tell you before: and as I sayde whe I was present with you the seconde tyme so wryte I now beynge absent to them which in tyme past have synned and to all other: yt if I come agayne I will not spare 2 Corinthians 13:3 seynge yt ye seke experience of Christ which speaketh in me which amoge you is not weake but is myghty in you. 2 Corinthians 13:4 And verely though it came of weaknes that he was crucified yet liveth he thorow the power of God. And we no dout are weake in him: but we shall live with him by the myght of God amonge you.
And advising them to a trial of their faith,
2 Corinthians 13:5 Prove youre selves whether ye are in the fayth or not. Examen youre owne selves: knowe ye not youre awne selves how that Iesus Christ is in you excepte ye be castawayes? 2 Corinthians 13:6 I trust that ye shall knowe yt 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 evyll not that we shuld seme comendable: but that ye shuld do that which is honest: and let vs be counted as leawde persones. 2 Corinthians 13:8 We can do no thinge agaynst the trueth but for the trueth. 2 Corinthians 13:9 We are glad when we are weake and ye stronge. This also we wisshe for even that ye were perfect. 2 Corinthians 13:10 Therfore write I these thinges beynge absent lest when I am present I shuld vse sharpenes accordinge to the power which the Lorde hath geven me to edifie 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 perfect be of good comforte be of one mynde lyve in peace and the God of love and peace shalbe with you. 2 Corinthians 13:12 Grete one another in an holy kysse. 2 Corinthians 13:13 All ye saynctes salute you. 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of oure Lorde Iesus Christ and the love of God and the fellishippe of the holy goost be with you all. Amen.