21 What do you want? Should I come to you with a rod,(A) or in love and a spirit of gentleness?(B)

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I gave a warning when I was present the second time, and now I give a warning(A) while I am absent to those who sinned before and to all the rest: If I come again, I will not be lenient,

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10 This is why I am writing these things while absent, that when I am there I will not use severity, in keeping with the authority the Lord gave me for building up(A) and not for tearing down.(B)

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