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

Verse Info

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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