2 Corinthians 12:20
Good News Translation
I am afraid that when I get there I will find you different from what I would like you to be and you will find me different from what you would like me to be. I am afraid that I will find quarreling and jealousy, hot tempers and selfishness, insults and gossip, pride and disorder.

Contemporary English Version
I am afraid when I come, we won't be pleased with each other. I fear that some of you may be arguing or jealous or angry or selfish or gossiping or insulting each other. I even fear that you may be proud and acting like a mob.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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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.

I shall not.

2 Corinthians 12:21 Lest again, when I come, God humble me among you: and I mourn many of them that sinned before and have not done penance for the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness that they have committed.

2 Corinthians 13:9 For we rejoice that we are weak and you are strong. This also we pray for, your perfection.

and that.

2 Corinthians 1:23,24 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 2:1-3 But I determined this with myself, to come to you again in sorrow. . . .

2 Corinthians 10:2,6,8,9 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 13:2,10 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. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:18-21 As if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up. . . .

1 Corinthians 5:3-5 I indeed, absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged, as though I were present, him that hath so done, . . .

debates.

1 Corinthians 1:11 For it hath been signified unto me, my brethren, of you, by them that are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1 Corinthians 3:3,4 For, whereas there is among you envying and contention, are you not carnal and walk you not according to man? . . .

1 Corinthians 4:6-8,18 But these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollo, for your sakes: that in us you may learn that one be not puffed up against the other for another, above that which is written. . . .

1 Corinthians 6:7,8 Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have law suits one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? . . .

1 Corinthians 11:16-19 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the Church of God. . . .

1 Corinthians 14:36,37 Or did the word of God come out from you? Or came it only unto you? . . .

Galatians 5:15,19-21 But if you bite and devour one another: take heed you be not consumed one of another. . . .

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be made desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Ephesians 4:31,32 Let all bitterness and anger and indignation and clamour and blasphemy be put away from you, with all malice. . . .

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth. . . .

James 4:1-5 From whence are wars and contentions among you? Are they not hence, from your concupiscences, which war in your members? . . .

1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying away all malice and all guile and dissimulations and envies and all detractions,

whisperings.

Psalm 41:7 All my enemies whispered together against me: they devised evils to me.

Proverbs 16:28 A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers,

swellings.

2 Peter 2:18 For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires: and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons, for gain's sake.

Context
Concern for the Corinthians
19Of old, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ: but all things, my dearly beloved, for your edification. 20For 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. 21Lest again, when I come, God humble me among you: and I mourn many of them that sinned before and have not done penance for the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness that they have committed.…
Cross References
Romans 1:29
Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers,

Romans 1:30
Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Romans 2:8
But to them that are contentious and who obey not the truth but give credit to iniquity, wrath and indignation.

1 Corinthians 1:11
For it hath been signified unto me, my brethren, of you, by them that are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1 Corinthians 3:3
For, whereas there is among you envying and contention, are you not carnal and walk you not according to man?

1 Corinthians 4:6
But these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollo, for your sakes: that in us you may learn that one be not puffed up against the other for another, above that which is written.

1 Corinthians 4:18
As if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up.

1 Corinthians 4:21
What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

1 Corinthians 5:2
And you are puffed up and have not rather mourned: that he might be taken away from among you that hath done this thing.

1 Corinthians 11:19
For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved may be made manifest among you.

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the God of dissension, but of peace: as also I teach in all the churches of the saints.

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

Galatians 5:20
Idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects,

James 3:14
But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth.

James 3:16
For where envying and contention is: there is inconstancy and every evil work.

James 4:11
Detract not one another, my brethren. He that detracteth his brother, or he that judgeth his brother, detracteth the law and judgeth the law. But if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

1 Peter 2:1
Wherefore laying away all malice and all guile and dissimulations and envies and all detractions,

Additional Translations
For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I wish, and you may not find me as you wish. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

For I fear lest perhaps having come, I may not find you such as I wish, and I might be found by you such as you do not wish; lest perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, contentions, slander, gossip, conceit, disorder;

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not: lest there be debates, contentions, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults:

For I fear, lest by any means, when I come, I should find you not such as I would, and should myself be found of you such as ye would not; lest by any means there should be'strife, jealousy, wraths, factions, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults;

For I fear lest perhaps coming I find you not such as I wish, and that I be found by you such as ye do not wish: lest [there might be] strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;

For I fear, lest by any means, when I come, I should find you not such as I would, and should myself be found of you such as ye would not; lest by any means there should be strife, jealousy, wraths, factions, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults;

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found by you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may not find you to be what I desire, and that you may find me to be what you do not desire; that perhaps there may be contention, jealousy, bitter feeling, party spirit, ill-natured talk, backbiting, undue eulogy, unrest;

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

for I fear lest, having come, not such as I wish I may find you, and I -- I may be found by you such as ye do not wish, lest there be strifes, envyings, wraths, revelries, evil-speakings, whisperings, puffings up, insurrections,
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