Therefore I urge you to imitate me.117
For this reason I am sending to you2 Timothy,3 my son4 whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.518
Some of you have become arrogant,6 as if I were not coming to you.719
But I will come to you very soon,8 if the Lord is willing,9 and then I will find out not only how these arrogant people are talking, but what power they have.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of10 talk but of power.1121
What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip,12 or in love and with a gentle spirit?