King James 2000
Paul to Come in Power
1This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2I told you before, and tell you again, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them who earlier have sinned, and to all others, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
3Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who toward you is not weak, but is mighty in you.
4For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
5Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are counterfeits?
6But I trust that you shall know that we are not counterfeits.
7Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest, though we be as failures.
8For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
9For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
10Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord has given me to edification, and not to destruction.
Final Greetings and Blessings
11Finally, brethren, farewell. Be restored, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
12Greet one another with a holy kiss.
13All the saints greet you.
14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.
The King James 2000 Bible, copyright © Doctor of Theology Robert A. Couric 2000, 2003
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