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In All This I Am Speaking To Edify You, Lest I Should Have To Come And Mourn Over You

19 All-this-time are you thinking[a] that we are defending-ourselves to you? We are speaking before God in Christ— and speaking all things, beloved, for the sake of your edification. 20 For I am fearing that having come, I may somehow find you to be not such as I want and I may be found by you to be such as you do not want— that somehow there may be strife, jealousy, rages[b], selfish-interests, slanders, whisperings, puffings [with pride], disorders[c]; 21 that I having come again[d], my God should humble me before you, and I should mourn many of the ones having previously-sinned and not having repented over[e] the impurity and sexual-immorality and sensuality which they practiced.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:19 Or, you are thinking... you.
  2. 2 Corinthians 12:20 Or, fits of rage.
  3. 2 Corinthians 12:20 Or, disturbances.
  4. 2 Corinthians 12:21 Or, that having come, my God should again humble me, perhaps implying a previous such sorrowful visit.
  5. 2 Corinthians 12:21 Or, in relation to, concerning.

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