2 Corinthians 13:2; 2 Corinthians 13:10; 1 Corinthians 4:18; 1 Corinthians 4:21

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.

18 Some are rarrogant, sas though I were not coming to you.

21 What do you wish? vShall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?