Modern Literal Version

[2 Corinthians 13]

     13:1 This will be the third-time I am coming to you*. (Upon the mouth of two or three witnesses every declaration will be established.) {Deu 19:15}13:2 I have spoken to you* beforehand and I do say again like beforehand, being present* the second-time and so being absent now, I am writingto warn those who have sinned before and to all the rest, that, if I come to it again, I will not be sparing them, 13:3 since you* are seeking proof of the Christ speaking in me; who is not weak toward you*, but is mighty in you*. 13:4 For* even if he was crucified out of weakness, but yet he is living out of the power of God. For* we are also weak in him, but yet we will be living together with him out of the power of God toward you*. 13:5 Test* yourselves, if you* are in the faith! Test*yourselves. Or do you* not fully know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you*, (lest you* are unapproved)? 13:6 But I hope that you* will know that we are not unapproved. 13:7 Now I pray to God that you* do* nothing evil; not in order that we may appear approved, but in order that you*may do* the good things, but even if we may be as unapproved. 13:8 For* we are not able to doanything against the truth, but are able on behalf of the truth. 13:9 For* we rejoice, whenever we are weak, but you* may be mighty. But we are also praying for this: your* completion {Or: mending}. 13:10 I am writing these things because of this, while being absent, in order that I may not need to treat you* sharply when being present*, according to the authority which the Lord gave me *for building up and not *for demolition.

     13:11 Furthermore brethren: rejoice*; be* completed; be* comforted; be* mindful of the same thing; be* at peace; and the God of love* and peace will be with you*. 13:12 Greet* one another with* a holy kiss. 13:13 All the holy-ones are greeting you*. 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love* of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, is with all of you*.


     {NOTES: You should read the 'Definitions' Section and other non-bible sections.}

{{ Introduction to Galatians 55-58 AD

    The letter is addressed to Christians as is all 'letters' and this time multiple congregations all located in Galatia. Paul wastes no time getting right to the point that there is only 'one good-news of Jesus' and obeying any other is a curse. Apparently, some previously converted Jew(s) were teaching the previously converted Gentile Christians that they had to be circumcised and keep the Old Covenant Laws. A wonderful comparison of the 'promise to' and the 'faith of Abraham' and 'the faith of Christ.' The real purpose of God was always to bring Christ into the world. However, Paul with various arguments pretty much put it in the context in 5:1-6. Circumcision is not profitable, but if you keep any of the Law (Old Testament), then you have to practice all of it. However, in Christ, all are free from the Old Testament Law and Christians are not a slave to it. Then the typical 'slap on the face' from Paul 'you* who are made righteous by the law; you* have fallen from the grace of God.'

    Therefore, if you are keeping tithing, then you have to keep the Sabbath (Saturday) and about 630 more laws. Then once again 'who hindered you* not to obey the truth'' I wish-that those who are unsettling you* will even castrate themselves. No doubt, we know Paul's (God's) opinion of false teachers who lead Christians away from the truth by making them keep Old Testament Law. For* all the Law is fulfilled in one word, in this: 'You will love* your neighbor like yourself' 5:14.}}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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