Parallel Verses

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?

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

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?

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 gospel dispensation does not consist in talk, but in power. 21 Which would you chuse, that I should come to you arm'd with resentment? or, in a mild and benevolent temper?


Cross References

2 Corinthians 13:2

I told you once before, and now being absent I write to forewarn you and all that have sinned, that when I shall arrive, I will not spare them;

2 Corinthians 1:23

I call God to witness, and may I die if it is not true, that the reason of my not coming yet to Corinth, was to avoid using any severity towards you.

2 Corinthians 13:10

these things therefore I write to you being absent, that when I come I may not use severity, according to the power which the Lord hath given me for edification, and not for destruction.

1 Corinthians 5:5

to deliver him up to satan, to suffer corporal punishment, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:1

But I purposed in my self, I would not be the occasion of any uneasiness to you when I come again.

2 Corinthians 2:3

and I wrote to you upon that disagreeable subject, that when I came, I might not receive uneasiness from those from whom I ought to receive comfort, being persuaded that you will all think yourselves interested to promote my satisfaction.

2 Corinthians 3:10

since that which distinguished the first had no glory, when compared to that of the other, which far excell'd it.

2 Corinthians 10:1-2

I who am a person of a mean presence, when among you, but exert myself upon your account, when absent; I Paul intreat you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, not to let me exert that authority,

2 Corinthians 10:6

and I am prepar'd, when you have discharg'd your duty, to make examples of the rest for their disobedience.

2 Corinthians 10:8

for though I should more than ever magnify my authority, which the Lord hath given us for your improvement, and not for your ruin, I should have no reason to be ashamed;

2 Corinthians 12:20-21

yet I fear when I do come I shall not find you such as I would, and that you will find me such as you least desire: I am afraid there are among you debates, envyings, animosities, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults:

1 Thessalonians 2:7

we behav'd to you with a tender regard, even as a mother, who nurses her own children.

James 3:17

but wisdom deriv'd from heaven is first dispassionate, then pacific, equitable, and obsequious: full of beneficence, and all social virtue, free from partiality, and hypocrisy.

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