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

  • Steve morrow
    --WHAT TO SAY-- ACTS 5:29 THEN PETER AND THE OTHER APOSTLES ANSWERED AND SAID WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN *** JOHN 7:17 IF ANY MAN WILL DO HIS WILL HE SHALL KNOW OF THE DOCTRINE WHETHER IT BE OF GOD OR WHETHER I SPEAK OF MYSELF --7:18-- HE THAT SPEAKETH OF HIMSELF --- SEEKETH HIS OWN GLORY --- BUT HE THAT SEEKETH HIS GLORY THAT SENT HIM THE SAME IS TRUE AND NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS IN HIM
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:10 NOW I BESEECH YOU BRETHREN BY THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THAT --- YOU ALL SPEAK THE SAME THING --- AND THAT THERE BE NO DIVISIONS AMONG YOU BUT THAT YOU BE PERFECTLY JOINED TOGETHER IN THE SAME MIND AND IN THE SAME JUDGEMENT *** ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE
  • A disciple
    Dear Brother Steve Morrow; You always post the Scriptures; and we know that there's nothing that can be said or done against the Word. But many; whether through ignorance or misteaching, or through hatred, hostility, opposition and contradiction; put forth everything conceivable INSTEAD OF CHRIST and His Glad Tidings. The LORD grant us good judgment what to say and how to say it as the Lord sees!
  • Steve morrow
    O LORD MY GOD I AM GREATLY SADDENED THAT THE TRUTH CONTINUES TO BE ERSED AND YET MUCH OPINION ; PHILOSOPHY
  • Ray321
    Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. We will know them by there fruits.
  • Irene123
    V. 7 - " ..... though we be as reprobates." This confused me at first, until I 'reasoned' it out. We who believe the truth of Jesus are 'reprobates' to the Jews (Pharisees, Sadducees, etc.), not reprobates to the truth. To the unbelieving Jews we have left the God of the O.T., but we haven't - Jehovah is Jesus of the N.T. The name Jehovah translates to Jesus, Acts 2:37-38, 4:12.

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