Read 1 Corinthians 4:21 Using Other Translations
What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?
Which do you choose? Should I come with a rod to punish you, or should I come with love and a gentle spirit?