2 Corinthians 13. After all, Christ cannot be real in the Corinthians and false in the one who introduced them to Him (2 Corinthians 13:5–7). Instead of wishing to put to the proof Christ (in Paul), they should try themselves ( πειράζειν , to put to the test, and that by comparison of their Christian state with what they ought to be), prove themselves ( δοκιμάζειν ). (Compare Mr 8:11). except ye be reprobates—The Greek softens the expression, "somewhat reprobates," that is, not abiding the "proof" (alluding to the same word in the context); failing when tested. New International Version (NIV). 2 I warned () those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that () if I come again I will not spare them— 3 since you seek proof that Christ () is speaking in me. ; Job 19:25. In a believing attitude toward Christ. "I know," says Paul," whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed to him," etc. 2 Corinthians 13:5, ESV: "Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.Test yourselves. 2 Corinthians 5:13. Let him not merely sit down and think, and compare himself with the Bible and look at his own heart - valuable as this may be in many respects - but let him treat his religion as he would anything else - let him subject it to actual experiment. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software . 2 Corinthians 13:5 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; o prove your own selves. Finding Christ dwelling in yourselves by faith, ye may well believe that He speaks in me, by whose ministry ye have received this faith [Estius]. See on Acts 6:7. 13All the saints greet you. 13 If we are “out of our mind,”(A) as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 2 Corinthians 13:1 See Deut. prove your own selves. Paul did not want to have to exercise church discipline in Corinth. So if a man wishes to know what his religion is worth, let him try it in the places where religion is of any value. The only other passage of the New Testament where it occurs is Hebrews 6:8; and the reader must not read Calvinistic horrors into an expression which gives no sanction to them. On the subject of religion, people often act as they do on no other subject; and if it is right for one to be satisfied of the sincerity of his attachments to his best earthly friends, and to speak of such attachment without wavering or misgiving, it cannot be wrong to be satisfied with regard to our attachment to God, and to speak of that attachment, as the apostles did, in language of undoubted confidence. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” 13:1 Deut. Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. Save: $2.11 (30%) Buy Now. If they are Christians, they may know it with as undoubted certainty as they may know their character on any other subject. And yet it is remarkable, that while a child has no doubt that he loves a parent, or a husband a wife, or a friend a friend, almost all Christians are in very great doubt about their attachment to the Redeemer and to the great principles of religion. Or know ye not as to your own selves that Jesus Christ is in you? 13 This will be the third time I am coming to you. Read verse in King James Version Who will deliver me from gthis body of death? Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. who, when they knew God, did not glorify him as God, but changed his truth into a lie, and worshipped the creature more than the Creator, in words they profess to know God, yet in works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and to every good work, lest while he preached to others, he himself should be. Such attachments ought to be doubted - but they do not occur in the common relations of life. Examination does not necessarily imply a practical test. Our Price: $4.88. The word is found almost exclusively in St Paul (2 Corinthians 13:5, 6, 7; Romans 1:28; 1 Corinthians 9:27; 2 Timothy 3:8; Titus 1:16). 1 This will be my third visit to you. 2 Corinthians 13:5New King James Version (NKJV) 5 Examine yourselves as towhether you are in the faith. The simple idea is, that they might know that they were Christians, unless their religion was such as would not stand the test, or was worthless. 4-19-2015 Berean Missionary Church - Speaker: Pastor Ted W. Milbry This proves that Christians may know their true character. Rev., try, is better than examine. Coming with Authority. NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print. So Job said, "I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand in the latter day upon the earth," etc. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! An unfortunate translation. Such was not the case with the apostles and early Christians. 19:15; Matt. See on Romans 1:28. A reprobate is one abandoned to perdition. But many of those who had fallen into immoral practices had taken to challenging Paul’s authority as an apostle. 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! Let him go into the world with it. The Corinthians themselves are his credentials of authenticity (3:1-3). Where is such language to be found as we hear from almost all professing Christians, expressing entire uncertainty about their condition; absolute doubt whether they love God or hate him; whether they are going to heaven or hell; whether they are influenced by good motives or bad; and even making it a matter of merit to be in such doubt, and thinking it wrong not to doubt? 2 Corinthians 13:5. Whether ye be in the faith - Whether you are true Christians. That religion which will prompt a man unceasingly to a life of prayer and self-denial; which will make him ever conscientious, industrious, and honest; which will enable him to warn sinners of the errors of their ways, and which will dispose him to seek the friendship of Christians, and the salvation of the world, is pure and genuine. Final Warnings. NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. Whatever may be the truth on that subject, nothing is taught in regard to it here. 2 Corinthians 13:5-6. The Greek is “Examine yourselves to see if you are indeed in the faith.” 2 Corinthians 13:5 As translated from the Aramaic. Assuming that you thus prove yourselves, does not this test show you that Christ is in you as the result of your faith in him? your own selves—I need not speak much in proof of Christ being in me, your minister (2Co 13:3), for if ye try your own selves ye will see that Christ is also in you [Chrysostom], (Ro 8:10). If the Corinthians do agree that Christ is in them, Paul and his associates will also pass the test of being true representatives of Christ. 2 Corinthians 12. 11Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. If it cuts well; if it does not break; if it is not soon made dull, he understands the quality of his axe better than he could in any other way. I … In the mouth of two or three a witnesses shall every word be established.. 2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:. 13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[ a] Since we have that same spirit of[ b] faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. The best way to prove our piety is to subject it to actual trial in the various duties and responsibilites of life. ye are reprobates; meaning not that they were so, as such may stand opposed to the elect of God; for persons may as yet neither be in the faith, nor Christ in them, and yet both be hereafter, and so not be left of God, or consigned to destruction; but that if they were not in the doctrine of, faith, then they were reprobate concerning it, or void of judgment in it; and if they had not the grace of faith, and Christ was not in them, then they were not genuine, but nominal professors, like "reprobate silver", counterfeit coin; which when detected, would be "disapproved", not only by God, but man, as this word also signifies, and so stands opposed to them that are "approved", 2 Corinthians 13:7 or if they did not make such an examination, probation, and recognition of themselves, they would be without probation: or as the Arabic version, without experiment. The Greek is “unless you are disqualified.” 2 Corinthians 13… 5:19. Know ye not your own selves - That is, "Do you not know yourselves?" 2 Corinthians 13:5 Context. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you; by which he means, that if they took a survey of things in their own souls, it would appear that Christ was in them; not as he is in all the world, filling heaven and earth with his presence; or as he is in every rational creature, as the Creator and author of the light of nature; but in a special and spiritual manner, by his Spirit and grace; the Father reveals him in his people, as the foundation of their hope of glory; he himself enters and takes possession of their hearts in conversion, communicates his grace, and manifests himself, and is formed there by his Spirit; his graces are implanted, his image is stamped, his Spirit is put within them, and he himself dwells by faith: and this upon inquiry would be found to be the case of the Corinthians. As we examine ourselves this and every year, God expects us to prepare ourselves as matur… "We know that we are of the truth;" 1 John 3:19. prove your own selves—This should be your first aim, rather than "seeking a proof of Christ speaking in me" (2Co 13:3). Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 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