2 Corinthians 13:10

For this reason, being absent, I write these things, that I may not use sharpness when present, with the power which the Lord has given me for building up, and not for pulling down.

2 Corinthians 10:8

For if I should even boast some of our authority which the Lord gave for your edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed.

2 Corinthians 2:3

And I wrote the same to you that coming I might not have sorrow for those in whom I ought to have joy, having trusted in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.

Titus 1:13

This testimony is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

1 Corinthians 4:21

What do you wish? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of meekness?

2 Corinthians 10:2

and I desire that I may not be bold when present, with that confidence which I design to use against some who speak of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 12:20-21

For I fear lest when I come I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found such as you wish not; lest there shall be strife, envy, anger, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, pride, dissensions;

2 Corinthians 13:2

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;

2 Corinthians 13:8

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

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Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

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I write

2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote the same to you that coming I might not have sorrow for those in whom I ought to have joy, having trusted in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.
2 Corinthians 10:2
and I desire that I may not be bold when present, with that confidence which I design to use against some who speak of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear lest when I come I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found such as you wish not; lest there shall be strife, envy, anger, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, pride, dissensions;
1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you wish? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of meekness?

Lest

2 Corinthians 13:2
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;
Titus 1:13
This testimony is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

According

2 Corinthians 10:8
For if I should even boast some of our authority which the Lord gave for your edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed.

General references

2 Corinthians 13:6
But I hope you will know that we are not reprobates.