New American Standard Bible

2 Corinthians 13

Examine Yourselves

1This 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. 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, since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you. 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.

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? But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves [f]do not fail the test. 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. For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. 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.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Corinthians 13:1 Lit word
  2. 2 Corinthians 13:1 Lit shall be
  3. 2 Corinthians 13:1 Lit mouth
  4. 2 Corinthians 13:4 One early ms reads with Him
  5. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Lit are unapproved
  6. 2 Corinthians 13:6 Lit are not unapproved
  7. 2 Corinthians 13:7 Lit be as
  8. 2 Corinthians 13:9 Lit your completion
  9. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or farewell
  10. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or put yourselves in order
  11. 2 Corinthians 13:13 Or holy ones

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哥林多後書 13


1這是我第三次要去你們那裡。聖經上說:「任何控告必須有兩三個證人作證才能成立。」 我第二次去探望你們的時候已經警告過了,如今我雖然不在你們那裡,但仍要再次警告那些犯罪的人以及其餘的人:我再來的時候,必不寬容。 既然你們要我證明是基督藉著我說話,那麼你們當知道,基督處理你們這類的事絕不軟弱,祂在你們當中充滿力量。 不錯,祂的軟弱之軀曾被釘在十字架上,但如今祂靠上帝的大能活著。我們也跟祂一樣軟弱,但為了你們,我們要靠上帝的大能和祂一同活著。

你們要自我省察,看看自己是否真正信主,也要察驗自己。除非你們經不起察驗,否則,你們應該知道耶穌基督住在你們裡面。 我希望你們會知道,我們是經得起考驗的。 我們祈求上帝使你們一件惡事都不做,不是為了要顯明我們經得起考驗,而是要你們行事端正,就算我們經不起考驗也無妨。 因為我們不能抵擋真理,只能擁護真理。 只要你們剛強,我們就是軟弱也歡喜。我們為你們祈禱,盼望你們做純全的人。 10 我寫這封信是預先警告你們,免得我到你們當中的時候,必須運用基督給我的權柄嚴厲地對待你們。基督賜給我這權柄是為了造就人,不是毀壞人。


11 最後,弟兄姊妹,我還有幾句話要說:你們要喜樂,追求完善,接受勸勉,同心合意,和睦共處。這樣,仁愛和平的上帝必常與你們同在。

12 你們要以聖潔的吻彼此問候。 13 全體聖徒都問候你們。

14 願主耶穌基督的恩典、上帝的慈愛、聖靈的感動,常與你們眾人同在!