1 Corinthians 4:21
Good News Translation
Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in a spirit of love and gentleness?

Contemporary English Version
What do you want me to do when I arrive? Do you want me to be hard on you or to be kind and gentle?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

shall.

1 Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:2,6,8 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence wherewith I am thought to be bold, against some who reckon us as if we walked according to the flesh. . . .

2 Corinthians 12:20,21 For I fear lest perhaps, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found by you such as you would not. Lest perhaps contentions, envyings, animosities, dissensions, detractions, whisperings, swellings, seditions, be among you. . . .

2 Corinthians 13:2 I have told before and foretell, as present and now absent, to them that sinned before and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare.

2 Corinthians 3:10 For even that which was glorious in this part was not glorified by reason of the glory that excelleth.

and.

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 Whereas we might have been burdensome to you, as the apostles of Christ: but we became little ones in the midst of you, as if a nurse should cherish her children:

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.

Context
Paul Warns his Children
20For the kingdom of God is not in speech, but in power. 21What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:18
As if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up.

2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call God to witness upon my soul that to spare you, I came not any more to Corinth: not because we exercise dominion over your faith: but we are helpers of your joy. For in faith you stand.

2 Corinthians 2:1
But I determined this with myself, to come to you again in sorrow.

2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote this same to you: that I may not, when I come, have sorrow upon sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice: having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

2 Corinthians 10:2
But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence wherewith I am thought to be bold, against some who reckon us as if we walked according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 12:18
I desired Titus: and I sent with him a brother. Did Titus overreach you? Did we not walk with the same spirit? Did we not in the same steps?

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear lest perhaps, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found by you such as you would not. Lest perhaps contentions, envyings, animosities, dissensions, detractions, whisperings, swellings, seditions, be among you.

2 Corinthians 13:2
I have told before and foretell, as present and now absent, to them that sinned before and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare.

2 Corinthians 13:10
Therefore I write these things, being absent, that, being present, I may not deal more severely, according to the power which the Lord hath given me unto edification and not unto destruction.

Galatians 6:1
Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Additional Translations
Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and with a gentle spirit?

What do you desire? Should I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

What will you? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

What will ye? that I come to you with a rod; or in love, and [in] a spirit of meekness?

What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of meekness?

What will ye? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Which shall it be? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in a loving and tender spirit?

What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

what do ye wish? with a rod shall I come unto you, or in love, with a spirit also of meekness?
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