Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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 this same unto you, lest when I came, I should have grief from those of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
2 Corinthians 10:2
but I beseech you that I need not be bold when I am present with that confidence, with which I am esteemed to use against some who regard 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 desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,
1 Corinthians 4:21
What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

Lest

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

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2 Corinthians 10:8
For though I should glory somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I shall not be ashamed,

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2 Corinthians 13:6
But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.