But I determined this for myself, that I would not come to you again in sorrow.
But I invoke God as a witness upon my soul, that, as sparing you, I came not yet to Corinth.
What do ye wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?
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;
For this cause, I write these things while absent; that I may not, when present, deal sharply according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not casting down.
And the disciples, according as any one of them was being prospered, determined, each of them, to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judaea;
And, when Paul and Barnabas had no little dissension and discussion with them, they arranged that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders, concerning this question.
And Barnabas was desiring to take with them John also, who was called Mark.
for I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
For I, verily, being absent in the body, but present in the Spirit, have already, as if present, judged him who so wrought this;
And in this confidence I was purposing before to come to you, that ye might have a second favor;
For out of much tribulation and anguish of heart I wrote to you, through many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly toward you.
For even when we came into Macedonia, our flesh had no relief; but we were in tribulation on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.