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
And I write this to you in order that when I come I may not receive pain from those who ought to give me joy, confident as I am as to all of you that my joy is the joy of you all.
2 Corinthians 10:2
I beseech you not to compel me when present to make a bold display of the confidence with which I reckon I shall show my 'courage' against some who reckon that we are guided by worldly principles.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may not find you to be what I desire, and that you may find me to be what you do not desire; that perhaps there may be contention, jealousy, bitter feeling, party spirit, ill-natured talk, backbiting, undue eulogy, unrest;
1 Corinthians 4:21
Which shall it be? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in a loving and tender spirit?
2 Corinthians 13:2
Those who cling to their old sins, and indeed all of you, I have forewarned and still forewarn (as I did on my second visit when present, so I do now, though absent)
This testimony is true. Therefore sternly denounce them, that they may be robust in their faith,
2 Corinthians 10:8
If, however, I were to boast more loudly of our Apostolic authority, which the Lord has given us that we may build you up, not pull you down, I should have no reason to feel ashamed.
2 Corinthians 13:6
But I trust that you will recognize that we are not insincere.