1 This is athe third time I am coming to you. bIn the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 cI told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them dwhich heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ espeaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty fin you.
4 gFor though he was crucified through weakness, yet hhe liveth by the power of God. For iwe also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
5 lExamine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, khow that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be jreprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though mwe be as reprobates. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we are glad, nwhen we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, oeven your perfection. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present pI should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, qbe of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love rand peace shall be with you. 12 Greet one another with an holy kiss. 13 All the saints salute you. 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. (The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.)