2 Corinthians 13:9
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English Standard Version
For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.

King James Bible
For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

American Standard Version
For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong: this we also pray for, even your perfecting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we rejoice that we are weak, and you are strong. This also we pray for, your perfection.

English Revised Version
For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong: this we also pray for, even your perfecting.

Webster's Bible Translation
For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

Weymouth New Testament
and it is a joy to us when we are powerless, but you are strong. This we also pray for--the perfecting of your characters.

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Vincent's Word Studies

We are weak

Practically the same as unapproved. When your good conduct deprives us of the power of administering discipline, we are weak.

Perfection (κατάρτισιν)

Only here in the New Testament. See on be perfect, 2 Corinthians 13:11. Rev., perfecting.

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when.

2 Corinthians 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern my infirmities.

2 Corinthians 12:5-10 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in my infirmities...

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised.

even.

2 Corinthians 13:7,11 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest...

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man...

Philippians 3:12-15 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after...

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

1 Thessalonians 3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection...

Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all...

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

Cross References
Romans 15:2
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.

2 Corinthians 12:10
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 13:4
For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God.

2 Corinthians 13:8
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

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