1This third time do I come unto you; on the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every saying be established;
2I have said before, and I say it before, as being present, the second time, and being absent, now, do I write to those having sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare,
3since a proof ye seek of the Christ speaking in me, who to you is not infirm, but is powerful in you,
4for even if he was crucified from infirmity, yet he doth live from the power of God; for we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him from the power of God toward you.
5Your own selves try ye, if ye are in the faith; your own selves prove ye; do ye not know your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you, if ye be not in some respect disapproved of?
6and I hope that ye shall know that we — we are not disapproved of;
7and I pray before God that ye do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is right, and we may be as disapproved;
8for we are not able to do anything against the truth, but for the truth;
9for we rejoice when we may be infirm, and ye may be powerful; and this also we pray for — your perfection!
10because of this, these things — being absent — I write, that being present, I may not treat any sharply, according to the authority that the Lord did give me for building up, and not for casting down.
11Henceforth, brethren, rejoice; be made perfect, be comforted, be of the same mind, be at peace, and the God of the love and peace shall be with you;
12salute one another in an holy kiss;
13salute you do all the saints;
14the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, is with you all! Amen.