For though (A)absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.

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For (A)though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your (B)good order and (C)the firmness of your faith in Christ.

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Paul's Longing to See Them Again

17 But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, (A)in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire (B)to see you face to face,

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(A)I warned (B)those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that (C)if I come again I will not spare them—

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11 Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present.

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Paul Defends His Ministry

10 (A)I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the (B)meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!—

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