Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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?

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

Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod [of discipline and correction], or with love and a gentle spirit?

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?

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

you
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

G26
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 isn't just talk, but also power. 21 Which do you prefer? Should I come to you with a stick, or with love and a gentle spirit?


Cross References

2 Corinthians 13:2

I have already warned those who sinned previously and all the rest. Although I am absent now, I am warning them as I did on my second visit: If I come back, I will not spare you,

2 Corinthians 1:23

I call upon God as a witness on my behalf that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this reason I am writing this while I am away from you: When I come I do not want to be severe in using the authority the Lord gave me to build you up and not to tear you down.

1 Corinthians 5:5

turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of his body, so that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 2:1

Now I decided not to pay you another painful visit.

2 Corinthians 2:3

This is the very reason I wrote you, so that when I did come I might not be made sad by those who should have made me happy. For I had confidence that all of you would share the joy that I have.

2 Corinthians 3:10

In fact, that which once had glory lost its glory, because the other glory surpassed it.

2 Corinthians 10:1-2

Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!

2 Corinthians 10:6

Once your obedience is complete, we will be ready to reprimand every type of disobedience.

2 Corinthians 10:8

So if I boast a little too much about our authority, which the Lord gave us to build you up and not to tear you down, I will not be ashamed of it.

2 Corinthians 12:20-21

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

even though as apostles of the Messiah we might have made such demands. Instead, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother tenderly caring for her own children.

James 3:17

However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

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