I wrote as I did so that on my arrival I would not be saddened by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would share my joy.
Cross References1 Corinthians 4:21
Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and with a gentle spirit?
2 Corinthians 1:23
I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 2:9
My purpose in writing you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
2 Corinthians 7:8
Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Although I did regret it, I now see that my letter caused you sorrow, but only for a short time.
2 Corinthians 7:12
So even though I wrote to you, it was not on account of the one who did wrong or the one who was harmed, but rather that your earnestness on our behalf would be made clear to you in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 7:16
I rejoice that I can have complete confidence in you.
2 Corinthians 12:21
I am afraid that when I come again, my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of their acts of impurity, sexual immorality, and debauchery.
2 Corinthians 13:10
This is why I write these things while absent, so that when I am present I will not need to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.
I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is troubling you will bear the judgment, whoever he may be.
2 Thessalonians 3:4
And we have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.
Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.
Chapter Outline1. Having shown the reason why he came not to them,
6. he requires them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person,
10. even as he himself upon true repentance had forgiven him;
12. declaring why he departed from Troas to Macedonia,
14. and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.
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1 Corinthians 4:21
1 Corinthians 5:1
2 Corinthians 12:21
2 Corinthians 13:1, 2
2 Corinthians 12:11
2 Corinthians 1:15
2 Corinthians 7:6
2 Corinthians 8:22
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