23 But (A)I call God to witness against me—it was (B)to spare you that I refrained from coming again to Corinth.

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20 For I fear that perhaps (A)when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. 21 I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those (B)who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, (C)sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced.

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10 For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come (A)I may not have to be (B)severe in my use of (C)the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.

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