2 Corinthians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 2:3-4; 2 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 4:13; 2 Corinthians 7:12; 2 Corinthians 8:15; 2 Corinthians 9:1; 2 Corinthians 9:9; 2 Corinthians 13:10
For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand, and I hope you will understand until the end;
This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.
For to this end also I wrote, so that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.
But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE," we also believe, therefore we also speak,
So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God.
as it is written, "HE WHO gathered MUCH DID NOT HAVE TOO MUCH, AND HE WHO gathered LITTLE HAD NO LACK."
For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;
as it is written, "HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER."
For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.