29 “You warned(A) them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant(B) and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, ‘The person who obeys them will live by them.’(C) Stubbornly they turned their backs(D) on you, became stiff-necked(E) and refused to listen.(F)

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18 Some of you have become arrogant,(A) as if I were not coming to you.(B) 19 But I will come to you very soon,(C) if the Lord is willing,(D) and then I will find out not only how these arrogant people are talking, but what power they have. 20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of(E) talk but of power.(F) 21 What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod of discipline,(G) or shall I come in love and with a gentle spirit?

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