Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
2 Corinthians 2:3
I wrote this very thing so that when I came I wouldn’t have pain from those who ought to give me joy, because I am confident
about all of you that my joy will also be yours.
2 Corinthians 10:2
I beg you that when I am present I will not need to be bold with the confidence by which I plan to challenge certain people who think we are behaving in an unspiritual way.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;
there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you want? Should I come to you with a rod,
or in love and a spirit of gentleness?
2 Corinthians 13:2
I gave a warning when I was present the second time, and now I give a warning
while I am absent to those who sinned before and to all the rest: If I come again, I will not be lenient,
This testimony is true.
So, rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith
2 Corinthians 10:8
For if I boast some more about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up
and not for tearing you down, I am not ashamed.
2 Corinthians 13:6
And I hope you will recognize that we do not fail the test.