And I determined this to myself, not to come to you again in sadness.
And I call upon God a witness upon my soul, that, sparing you, I came no more to Corinth.
What will ye? should I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
For I am afraid, lest somehow, having come, I find you not such; as I will, and I find you such as ye wish not: lest somehow, strifes, jealousies, wraths, intrigues, calumnies, whisperings, inflations, derangements:
For this I write these things being absent, that being present I should not wound severely, according to the power which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for pulling down.
And certain of the disciples, as he was able, determined, each of them, to send for service to the brethren dwelling in Judea:
Therefore dissension and no small discussion having been to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas to go up, and certain others of them, to the sent and elders in Jerusalem about this question.
And Barnabas purposed to take with them John, called Mark.
For I judged not to know any thing among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
For I truly, as being at a distance in body, and being present in spirit, have already, as being present, judged him having so worked this.
And in this confidence I wished to come to you before, that ye might have a second grace;
For out of much pressure and anxiety of heart I wrote to you through many tears; not that ye should be 'grieved, but that ye might know the love I have more abundantly towards you.
For also, we having come to Macedonia, our flesh had no relaxation, but pressed in everything; without conflicts, within fears.