2 Corinthians 13:8-10 New Life Version (NLV)
8 We cannot work against the truth of God. We only work for it. 9 We are glad when we are weak and you are strong. We pray that you will become strong Christians. 10 This is why I am writing these things while I am away from you. Then when I get there, I will not have to use strong words or punish you to show you that the Lord gives me this power. This power is to be used to make you stronger Christians, not to make you weak by hurting your faith.