Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. (A)Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that (B)Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. For we are glad when (C)we are weak and you are strong. Your (D)restoration is what we pray for. 10 For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come (E)I may not have to be (F)severe in my use of (G)the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.

Final Greetings

11 Finally, brothers,[a] rejoice. (H)Aim for restoration, comfort one another,[b] (I)agree with one another, (J)live in peace; and the God of love and (K)peace will be with you. 12 (L)Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 (M)All the saints greet you.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or brothers and sisters
  2. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or listen to my appeal

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