131 This is the third time I am coming to you. EVERY FACT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES . 2 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, 3 since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you. 4 For indeed He was crucified because of weakness , yet He lives because of the power of God . For we also are weak in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you. 5 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 e indeed you fail the test ? 6 But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test .

7 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 appear e unapproved . 8 For we can do nothing e against the truth , but only for the truth . 9 For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong ; this we also pray for, 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 .

Final Greetings

11 Finally , brethren , rejoice , 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 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 .