2 Corinthians 13:5

“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Examine your selues, whether ye be in the faith: proue your owne selues. Know yee not your owne selues, how that Iesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 indeed you fail the test?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make a test of yourselves, if you are in the faith; make certain of yourselves. Or are you not conscious in yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you, if you are truly Christ's?
- Basic English Bible

examine your own selves if ye be in the faith; prove your own selves: do ye not recognise yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you, unless indeed ye be reprobates?
- Darby Bible

Examine yourselves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye are reprobates?
- Webster's Bible

Test yourselves to discover whether you are true believers: put your own selves under examination. Or do you not know that Jesus Christ is within you, unless you are insincere?
- Weymouth Bible

Test your own selves, whether you are in the faith. Test your own selves. Or don't you know as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you are disqualified.
- World English Bible

Asaie you silf, if ye ben in the feith; ye you silf preue. Whether ye knowen not you silf, for Crist Jhesu is in you? but in happe ye ben repreuable.
- Wycliffe Bible

Your ownselves try ye, if ye are in the faith; your ownselves prove ye; do ye not know your ownselves, that Jesus Christ is in you, if ye be not in some respect disapproved of?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 13:5


13:5 Prove yourselves - Whether ye are such as can, or such as cannot, bear the test - This is the proper meaning of the word which we translate, reprobates. Know ye not yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you - All Christian believers know this, by the witness and by the fruit of his Spirit. Some translate the words, Jesus Christ is among you; that is, in the church of Corinth; and understand them of the miraculous gifts and the power of Christ which attended the censures of the apostle.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 13:5


2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves. Let there be self-examination. See whether you are in Christ. Know ye not, etc. Christ must dwell in them unless they are reprobate. If Christ is in them it will be seen in the power of a Christian life.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 13

  • Chris
    Your comment sounds dangerously close to a "works for salvation" message. God saves those who trust in His Son to the uttermost. We may wander off the heavenly path, but our faithful Father will seek us out, and never forsake us.
  • Marlene
    We as Christians should never be complacent in our Christian walk. We must measure our state of commitment to the Lord by His Holy word, prayer, faith and service to him. Our salvation must be nurtured and replenished daily through seeking the Will of God, so that we do not lose our way on our Christian journey but endure to the end and reach the promised land.
  • The truth of the word of God cannot change
  • Anne
    Paul warns the Corinthians of his coming and that they should examine themselves to see if they are living right and displaying the fruits of the Spirit. If they are in right standing with God then they would know where he stands. He encourages them to remain faithful and to believe in themselves even though others may see them otherwise.
  • Lilian
    To conquer the evil works is to do good by the help of the Holy Spirit. Without God and faith into our life its impossible to please God. God always with us but he wants us to call him and invite the Holy Spirit and let our doors open for God for we shall be saved. This is the promised of Jesus and he is faithful to his promises that he will never leave us nor forsake us. Thank you Jesus and praised God for your are worthy to be praised. We must obey his words, thru our obedience we will recieved his salvation. Amen
  • Reinarudo Watanabe
    2 CORINTHIANS 13:7-10 COMMENTS 5 08 2015 9:31 PM Apostle Paul prays for the reformation of the saints. V7-8Ch.6:9 V9 1 Cor.4:10 1Thess.3:10 V10 Titus1:13 A believers must have a strong and a good courage through unto the Lord Jesus Christ. As in ROMANS 8:31. A-men.

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