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19 Again, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ; but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

20 For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found by you as ye would not, lest there be debates, envyings, wrath, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, boastings, tumults;

21 and lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many who have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.

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19 Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God(A) as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends,(B) is for your strengthening.(C) 20 For I am afraid that when I come(D) I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be.(E) I fear that there may be discord,(F) jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition,(G) slander,(H) gossip,(I) arrogance(J) and disorder.(K) 21 I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved(L) over many who have sinned earlier(M) and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery(N) in which they have indulged.

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