and having a readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
For to this end also I wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye are obedient in all things.
And his inward affection is more abundant toward you while he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
And he spoke unto the congregation, saying, Depart from the tents of these wicked men and touch nothing of theirs lest peradventure ye be consumed in all their sins.
But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to defraud of the price of the land?
and said, O full of all deception and all licentiousness, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, him that has so done this deed.
I told you before and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now, I write to those who until now have sinned and to all others that, if I come again, I will not spare,
Therefore I write these things being absent lest being present I should treat you with more severity, according to the power which the Lord has given me for edification, and not for destruction.
Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered unto Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
Therefore, if I come, I will cause his deeds to be understood, speaking against us with malicious words, and not content with this, he does not receive the brethren and forbids those that desire to receive them and casts them out of the congregation .
What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?