New International Version
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.
King James Bible
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
Darby Bible Translation
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, (who is not weak towards you, but is powerful among 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.
Young's Literal Translation
since a proof ye seek of the Christ speaking in me, who to you is not infirm, but is powerful in you,
2 Corinthians 13:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Corinthians were the critics of the apostles' age. They took to themselves great credit for skill in learning and in language, and as most men do who are wise in their own esteem, they made a wrong use of their wisdom and learning--they began to criticise the apostle Paul. They criticised his style. "His letters," say they, "are weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible." Nay, not content with that, they went so far as to deny his apostleship, and for once …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Concerning the Scriptures.
Assurance of Salvation.
for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
1 Corinthians 5:4
So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,
1 Corinthians 7:40
In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is--and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 10:1
By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" toward you when away!
2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:10
For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing."
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