1 Corinthians 4:16-21 KJV

18 Now some are puffed up , as though I would not come to you.
19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will , and will know , not the speech of them which are puffed up , but the power.
20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
21 What will ye ? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?