And I wrote this very thing, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is (the joy) of you all.
For though I should glory somewhat abundantly concerning our authority (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for casting you down), I shall not be put to shame:
Let such a one reckon this, that, what we are in word by letters when we are absent, such (are we) also in deed when we are present.
This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,