Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
2 Corinthians 1:18
But just as certainly as God is dependable, our message to you is not [both] "yes" and "no" [at the same time].
2 Corinthians 11:11
Why [am I doing this]? Is it because I do not love you? God knows [I do].
For God, whom I serve wholeheartedly in [preaching] the Gospel of His Son, is my witness [to the truth] of how continually I mention you in my prayers.
I am telling [you] the truth in Christ [i.e., since I am a Christian]; I am not lying. My conscience, [confirmed] by the Holy Spirit, supports my statements [as true],
Now [realizing I am] in God's presence, I am not lying about any of these things.
For God is my witness that I long to see you with the [same] affection that Christ Jesus has [for you].
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For we were never found using flattering words at any time, as you know, nor did we try to cover up any greedy desires. God can testify [to this].
2 Corinthians 10:2
I make this request so that I do not have to be bold when I am present [with you], and feel compelled to speak in an authoritative tone to some people [there] who think we are living by worldly standards.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that somehow, when I come [to you], I might not find you the way I want you to be, and you might not find me the way you want me to be. I am afraid there might be quarrelling, jealousy, angry outbursts, factious spirits, slander, gossip, arrogance and [other] disturbances [there].
2 Corinthians 13:2
I told you the last time I was there, and now before returning, I [again] warn those who have sinned in the past as well as the rest, that if I come again I will not spare you [i.e., I will rebuke and discipline you],
1 Corinthians 4:21
Which do you [really] want? Shall I come to you with a rod [of discipline], or lovingly, and with a spirit of gentleness?
1 Corinthians 5:5
to turn such a person over to Satan for his body to be destroyed [Note: This probably refers to his removal from their fellowship. See verse 2], in order for his spirit to be saved in the day of the Lord [i.e., the judgment day]. [Note: This implies that his removal from their fellowship will have produced a genuine repentance before that time].
1 Timothy 1:20
Among these people are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered over to Satan [Note: This probably refers to withdrawing fellowship from them. See I Cor. 5:1-5], so that they would learn not to speak against God [anymore].