2 Corinthians 13New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 This is the third time I am coming to you. Every[a]fact[b]is to be confirmed by the[c]testimony of two or three witnesses.2 I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that if I come again I will not spare anyone,3 since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.4 For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak [d]in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.
5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you [e]fail the test?6 But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves [f]do not fail the test.7 Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may [g]appear unapproved.8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.9 For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, [h]that you be made complete.10 For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
11 Finally, brethren, [i]rejoice, [j]be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.13 All the [k]saints greet you.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
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