23 [a]Now, I call God for a record unto my [b]soul, that to spare you, I came not as yet unto Corinth.

24 [c]Not that we have dominion over your faith, but we are helpers of your [d]joy: for by faith ye stand.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 1:23 Now coming to the matter, he sweareth, that he did not only, not lightly alter his purpose of coming to them, but rather that he came not unto them for this cause, that he might not be constrained to deal more sharply, with them being present, than he would.
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:23 Against myself and to the danger of mine own life.
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:24 He removeth all suspicion of arrogance, declaring that he speaketh not as a Lord unto them, but as a servant, appointed of God to comfort them.
  4. 2 Corinthians 1:24 He setteth the joy and peace of conscience, which God is author of, against tyrannous fear, and therewithall showeth the end of the Gospel.

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