1 Corinthians 4:12-21 WBT

12 And labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;
13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things to this day.
14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you].
15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet [have ye] not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
17 For this cause have I sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who will bring you into remembrance of my ways which are in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
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 who 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 to you with a rod, or in love, and [in] the spirit of meekness?