2 Corinthians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 2:1; 2 Corinthians 2:3; 2 Corinthians 12:20; 2 Corinthians 13:2; 2 Corinthians 13:10
23 But qI call God to witness against me—it was rto spare you that I refrained from coming again to Corinth.
2 For I made up my mind unot to make another painful visit to you.
3 And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, wfor I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.
20 For I fear that perhaps hwhen I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.
2 mI warned nthose who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that oif I come again I will not spare them—
10 For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come zI may not have to be asevere in my use of bthe authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.