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 very thing, that I might not, when I came, have sorrow from those of whom I ought to have joy; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
2 Corinthians 10:2
but I pray that, when present, I may not show courage with the confidence with which I purpose to be bold against some who reckon us as walking according to the flesh.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear, lest by any means, when I come, I should find you not such as I desire, and that I, too, should be found by you such as ye do not desire; lest, by any means, there should be strife, jealousy, wraths, factions, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults;
1 Corinthians 4:21
What do ye wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

Lest

2 Corinthians 13:2
I have said beforehand, and I do say beforehand, as if present at the second time, and, being now absent, I write to those who heretofore have sinned, and to all the rest; that, if I come again, I will not spare;
Titus 1:13
This testimony is true. For which cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

According

2 Corinthians 10:8
For, even if I glory somewhat more abundantly concerning our authority??hich the Lord gave for building you up, and not for tearing you down?? shall not be put to shame;

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2 Corinthians 13:6
But I hope that ye shall know, that we are not rejected.