2 Corinthians 13:8-10 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
8 After all, we have no power to work against what is true, but only for the truth.
9 We are glad to be weak, if you are made strong. And we ask God for this too, that you may become perfect.
10 That is why I am writing these things to you the way I am, before I reach you. Then, when I come to you, I do not want to be hard on you. I do not want to use the power which the Lord has given me. He gave it to me to help to make you better Christians, not to break you down.