For I fear, lest by any means, when I come, I should find you not such as I desire, and that I, too, should be found by you such as ye do not desire; lest, by any means, there should be strife, jealousy, wraths, factions, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults;
having become filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
For it was signified to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
for ye are yet carnal; for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk as men?
Now these things, brethren, I have, in a figure, transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that in us ye may learn not to go beyond the things which have been written; that no one be puffed up for the one against the other.
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you;
For I, verily, being absent in the body, but present in the Spirit, have already, as if present, judged him who so wrought this;
Already, therefore, it is wholly a loss to you, that ye have law-suits one with another! Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?
But, if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the assemblies of God.
for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.
Or from you did the word of God go forth? Or did it come to you alone?
But I invoke God as a witness upon my soul, that, as sparing you, I came not yet to Corinth.
but I pray that, when present, I may not show courage with the confidence with which I purpose to be bold against some who reckon us as walking according to the flesh.
and holding ourselves in readiness to avenge every disobedience, when your obedience is made complete.
For, even if I glory somewhat more abundantly concerning our authority??hich the Lord gave for building you up, and not for tearing you down?? shall not be put to shame;
lest, when I come again, my God should humble me before you, and I should mourn for many of those who have heretofore sinned, and repented not of the uncleanness, and fornication and lasciviousness which they practiced.
I have said beforehand, and I do say beforehand, as if present at the second time, and, being now absent, I write to those who heretofore have sinned, and to all the rest; that, if I come again, I will not spare;
For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong; this also we pray for??our perfection.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Let us not become vain-glorious, provoking one another, envying one another.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and reviling, be put away from you, with all wickedness;
But, if ye have bitter jealousy and contention in your heart, do not boast and lie against the truth.
Whence are wars, and whence are battles among you? Are they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?
For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice, in desires of the flesh, by their lasciviousness, those just escaping from those who live in error;