1 Corinthians 4:21 What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?

King James Version

What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Holman Bible

What do you want? Should I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

International Standard Version

Which do you prefer? Should I come to you with a stick, or with love and a gentle spirit?

A Conservative Version

What do ye want? Should I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

American Standard Version

What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

Amplified

Now which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod of correction, or with love and in a spirit of gentleness?

An Understandable Version

Which do you [really] want? Shall I come to you with a rod [of discipline], or lovingly, and with a spirit of gentleness?

Anderson New Testament

What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of gentleness?

Bible in Basic English

What is your desire? is my coming to be with punishment, or is it to be in love and a gentle spirit?

Common New Testament

What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?

Daniel Mace New Testament

Which would you chuse, that I should come to you arm'd with resentment? or, in a mild and benevolent temper?

Darby Translation

What will ye? that I come to you with a rod; or in love, and in a spirit of meekness?

Godbey New Testament

What do you wish? must I come unto you with the rod, or in divine love and the spirit of meekness?

Goodspeed New Testament

Which will you have? Shall I come to you with a stick, or in a loving and gentle spirit?

John Wesley New Testament

What will ye? That I come to you with a rod? or in love, and the spirit of meekness?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

Julia Smith Translation

What will ye? should I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

King James 2000

What do you wish? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Lexham Expanded Bible

What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?

Modern King James verseion

What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and the spirit of meekness?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or else in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Moffatt New Testament

Which is it to be? Am I to come to you with a rod of discipline or with love and a spirit of gentleness?

Montgomery New Testament

Which do you want? Am I to come to you with a rod, or in a loving and tender spirit?

NET Bible

What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod of discipline or with love and a spirit of gentleness?

New Heart English Bible

What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

Noyes New Testament

What will ye? Am I to come to you with a rod, or in love, and the spirit of mildness?

Sawyer New Testament

What do you wish? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of meekness?

The Emphasized Bible

What will ye? that, with a rod, I should come unto you? or, with love, and a spirit of meekness?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

What is your wish? That I should come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Twentieth Century New Testament

What do you wish? Am I to come to you with a rod, or in a loving and gentle spirit?

Webster

What will ye? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Weymouth New Testament

Which shall it be? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in a loving and tender spirit?

Williams New Testament

Which do you prefer? My coming to you with a club, or in a gentle, loving spirit?

World English Bible

What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

Worrell New Testament

What do ye wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

Worsley New Testament

What do ye chuse? that I should come to you with a rod? or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Youngs Literal Translation

what do ye wish? with a rod shall I come unto you, or in love, with a spirit also of meekness?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

will ye
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

a rod
ῥάβδος 
Rhabdos 
Usage: 9

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

and
τε 
Te 
and, both, then, whether, even, also, not tr s
Usage: 170

in the spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

Context Readings

Paul's Concern For The Corinthian Believers

20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power. 21 What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?


Cross References

2 Corinthians 13:2

I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that if I come again I will not spare anyone,

2 Corinthians 1:23

But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

1 Corinthians 5:5

I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 2:1

But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again.

2 Corinthians 2:3

This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.

2 Corinthians 3:10

For indeed what had glory, in this case has no glory because of the glory that surpasses it.

2 Corinthians 10:1-2

Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ--I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!

2 Corinthians 10:6

and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.

2 Corinthians 10:8

For even if I boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,

2 Corinthians 12:20-21

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.



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