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Final Warnings and Greetings
1#Dt 19:15; 2Co 12:14This is the third time I am coming to you. “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”#Dt 19:15. 2#2Co 1:23I told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time. And being absent now, I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the others, that if I come again, I will not spare anyone, 3#Mt 10:20since you seek proof of Christ speaking through me, who toward you is not weak, but is mighty in you. 4#1Pe 3:18; Ro 6:4; 1:4For though He was crucified through weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. So also we are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God serving you.
5#1Co 11:28; Ro 8:10Examine yourselves, seeing whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not know that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. 6I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified. 7Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honorable, whether or not we may seem disqualified. 8For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. 9#2Co 13:11; 1Th 3:10For we are glad when we are weak, and you are strong. We wish even your perfection. 10#2Co 10:8; 2:3Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should be sharp, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction.
11#Ro 15:33; Mk 9:50; Ro 12:16Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, and live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
12#Ro 16:16Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13All the saints greet you.
14#Ro 16:20; Php 2:1; Jude 1:21The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.