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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Bible References

I write

2 Corinthians 2:3
and I wrote to you upon that disagreeable subject, that when I came, I might not receive uneasiness from those from whom I ought to receive comfort, being persuaded that you will all think yourselves interested to promote my satisfaction.
2 Corinthians 10:2
when I am present, which I think to exercise against some, who censure me, as if I was actuated by worldly views.
2 Corinthians 12:20
yet I fear when I do come I shall not find you such as I would, and that you will find me such as you least desire: I am afraid there are among you debates, envyings, animosities, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults:
1 Corinthians 4:21
Which would you chuse, that I should come to you arm'd with resentment? or, in a mild and benevolent temper?

Lest

2 Corinthians 13:2
I told you once before, and now being absent I write to forewarn you and all that have sinned, that when I shall arrive, I will not spare them;
Titus 1:13
the charge is true: wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they maybe sound in the faith;

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2 Corinthians 10:8
for though I should more than ever magnify my authority, which the Lord hath given us for your improvement, and not for your ruin, I should have no reason to be ashamed;

General references

2 Corinthians 13:6
I trust you shall know that we are not so destitute,