2 Corinthians 13:8-10 New Matthew Bible (NMB)
8 We can do nothing against the truth, only for the truth. 9 We are glad when we are weak and you strong. This also we wish for: even that you were perfect. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest when I am present I must use sharpness, according to the power that the Lord has given me – to build up, and not to break down.