2 Corinthians 13
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Examine Yourselves

1This third I come to you. By mouth of two witnesses, and three, shall every word be established. 2I have said before, and say beforehand, as being present the second; and being away now I write to them having sinned before, and to all the rest, that, if I should come again, I will not spare: 3Since seek proof of Christ speaking in me, who to you is no weak, but has power in you. 4For also if he was crucified from weakness, but he lives from the power of God. For also we are weak in him, but we live with him from the power of God to you.

5Try yourselves, if ye are in the faith; prove yourselves. Or know ye not yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you, unless ye are not tried? 6And I hope that ye shall know that we are not untried. 7And I pray to God that ye do nothing evil; not that we appear tried, but that ye do good, and we be as untried. 8For we are not able anything against the truth, but for the truth. 9For we rejoice when we be weak, and ye be able: and this also we pray, your restoration. 10For this I write these things being absent, that being present I should not wound severely, according to the power which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for pulling down.

Benediction and Farewell

11As to the rest, brethren, rejoice. Be adjusted, be comforted, think the same, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall with you. 12Greet ye one another in a holy kiss. 13All the holy ones greet you.

14The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit with you all. Amen.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

2 Corinthians 12
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