Etheridge(i) 1 This is the third time that I prepare to come to you; and in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. 2 I have foretold you, and again I foretell you; as also twice while I was with you I told you, (so) now also being distant I write to those who have sinned, and to the rest of the others; that if I come again I will not spare. 3 Inasmuch as you demand the proof of the Meshiha who speaketh in me, (of) Him who is not weak among you, but is mighty among you: 4 - for though he was crucified in weakness, yet he liveth with the power of Aloha: - so also we are weak with you, but we live with him through the power of Aloha which is among you. 5 Prove yourselves, whether in the faith itself you stand; try yourselves. Are you not assured that Jeshu the Meshiha is in you, if you be not reprobates? 6 But I trust you will know that we are not reprobate. 7 But I implore of Aloha that there may not be any thing in you that is evil, that our proving may be seen; but that you may do good, and that we may be as unproved. 8 For we are not able to do any thing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we rejoice when we are weak, and you are strong: but this also we pray, that you may be perfect. 10 Therefore while distant I write these (things), that when I am come I may not act severely, according to the power which my Lord hath given me for your edification, and not for your destruction. 11 Wherefore, my brethren, rejoice, and be perfect, and be comforted, and let agreement and peace be among you; and the God of love and of peace shall be with you. 12 Salute one another with the holy kiss. 13 All the saints ask for your peace. 14 THE PEACE OF OUR LORD JESHU MESHIHA, AND THE LOVE OF ALOHA, AND THE COMMUNION OF THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS, BE WITH YOU ALL. AMEN.