2 Corinthians 13

Final Warnings

1 This will be a the third time I am coming to you. b "By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established." 1 2 c I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent 2 I write to those d who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again e I will not spare - 3 since you seek a proof of Christ f speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty g in you. 4 h For though He was crucified in weakness, yet i He lives by the power of God. For j we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.

5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, k that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless indeed you 3 are l disqualified. 6 But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified. 7 Now 4 I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though m we may seem disqualified. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we are glad n when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, o that you may be made complete. 10 p Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the q authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction.

Final Greetings

11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. r Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love s and peace will be with you. 12 t Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints greet you.

14 u The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and v the 5 communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

  1. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 12:14
    Now for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
  2. Cross References
    Numbers 35:30
    Whoever kills a person, the murderer shall be p...
    Deuteronomy 17:6
    Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to d...
    Deuteronomy 19:15
    One witness shall not rise against a man concer...
    Matthew 18:16
    "But if he will not hear, take with you one or ...
    John 8:17
    It is also written in your law that the testimo...
    Hebrews 10:28
    Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without...
  3. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 10:2
    But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
  4. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 12:21
    Lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.
  5. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:23
    Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth.
    2 Corinthians 10:11
    Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when we are absent, such we will also be in deed when we are present.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 10:20
    For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
    1 Corinthians 5:4
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Corinthians 7:40
    But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment - and I think I also have the Spirit of God.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:2
    If I am not an apostle to others, yet doubtless I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
  8. Cross References
    Philippians 2:7
    But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
    Philippians 2:8
    And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
    1 Peter 3:18
    For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.
  9. Cross References
    Romans 1:4
    And declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
    Romans 6:4
    Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
    1 Corinthians 6:14
    And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
  10. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 10:3
    For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
    2 Corinthians 10:4
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.
  11. Cross References
    Romans 8:10
    And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
    Galatians 4:19
    My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you.
  12. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:27
    But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
  13. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 6:9
    As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed.
  14. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:10
    We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!
  15. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:10
    Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
    2 Corinthians 13:11
    Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
    Ephesians 4:12
    For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 3:10
    Night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?
  16. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:21
    What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?
  17. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 5:4
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    2 Corinthians 10:8
    For even if I should boast somewhat more about our authority, which the Lord gave us for edification and not for your destruction, I shall not be ashamed -
  18. Cross References
    Romans 12:16
    Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
    Romans 12:18
    If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
  19. Cross References
    Romans 15:33
    Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
    Ephesians 6:23
    Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  20. Cross References
    Romans 16:16
    Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.
  21. Cross References
    Romans 16:24
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
  22. Cross References
    Philippians 2:1
    Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy.
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