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19 Perhaps you think we’re saying these things just to defend ourselves. No, we tell you this as Christ’s servants, and with God as our witness. Everything we do, dear friends, is to strengthen you. 20 For I am afraid that when I come I won’t like what I find, and you won’t like my response. I am afraid that I will find quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly behavior. 21 Yes, I am afraid that when I come again, God will humble me in your presence. And I will be grieved because many of you have not given up your old sins. You have not repented of your impurity, sexual immorality, and eagerness for lustful pleasure.

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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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