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2 Corinthians 13:3

    2 Corinthians 13:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    seeing that ye seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me; who to you-ward is not weak, but is powerful in you:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Seeing that you are looking for a sign of Christ giving out his word in me; who is not feeble in relation to you, but is strong in you:

    Webster's Revision

    seeing that ye seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me; who to you-ward is not weak, but is powerful in you:

    World English Bible

    seeing that you seek a proof of Christ who speaks in me; who toward you is not weak, but is powerful in you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    seeing that ye seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me; who to you-ward is not weak, but is powerful in you:

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 13:3

    Ward - Prison; custody.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13:3

    Since ye seek a proof of Christ - The conversion of the Corinthians was to themselves a solid proof that Christ spoke by the apostle; and therefore he could, with great propriety, say that this power of Christ, far from being weak, was mighty among them.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 13:3

    Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me - see the notes on the previous chapters. They had called in question his apostolic authority; they had demanded the evidence of his divine commission. He says that he would now furnish such evidence by inflicting just punishment on all offenders, and they should have abundant proof that Christ spoke by him, or that he was inspired.

    Which to you-ward is not weak - Or who, that is, Christ, is not weak, etc. Christ has manifested his power abundantly toward you, that is, either by the miracles that had been performed in his name; or by the diseases and calamities which they had suffered on account of their disorders and offences (see the note on 1 Corinthians 11:30); or by the force and efficacy of his doctrine. The connection, it seems to me, requires that we should understand it of the calamities which had been inflicted by Christ on them for their sins, and which Paul says would be inflicted again if they did not repent. The idea is, that they had had ample demonstration of the power of Christ to inflict punishment, and they had reason to apprehend it again.