The Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
[ 1] T HIS is the third time I am coming to you. At the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every word be established.
[ 2] I have said beforehand, 1 and I do say beforehand 2 as 3 when I was present the second time, so now, being absent, to them that have sinned heretofore, and to all the rest, that, if I come again, I will not spare;
[ 3] seeing that ye seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me; who to you-ward is not weak, but is powerful in you:
[ 4] for he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak in 4 him, but we shall live with him through the power of God toward you.
[ 5] Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate.
[ 6] But I hope that ye shall know that we are not reprobate.
[ 7] Now we pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is honorable, though 5 we be as reprobate.
[ 8] For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
[ 9] For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong: this we also pray for, even your perfecting.
[ 10] For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not when present deal sharply, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for casting down.
[ 11] Finally, brethren, farewell. 6 Be perfected; be comforted; be of the same mind; live in peace: and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
[ 12] Salute one another with a 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 Spirit, be with you all.