2 Corinthians 13:8-10 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
8 For we can do nothing against the truth; but for the truth.
9 For we rejoice that we are weak, and you are strong. This also we pray for, your perfection.
10 Therefore I write these things, being absent, that, being present, I may not deal more severely, according to the power which the Lord hath given me unto edification, and not unto destruction.