For I indeed as absent in body, but present in spirit, have already judged as present him that has so done this,
For if I am absent in the flesh, still I am present in spirit with you, rejoicing and beholding your order and the strength of your faith in Christ.
But we, brothers, being deprived of you for a short time in presence, not in heart, used greater diligence to see your face, with much desire.
I PAUL also exhort you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in appearance am humble among you, but being absent am bold towards you;
Let such a one think, that such as we are in word by epistles when absent, such also will we be in work when present.
I have said before, and I now foretell as if present a second time, although absent, to those who have already sinned and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare;