19 You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you.[a] No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.(A) 20 For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;[b] there may be quarreling,(B) jealousy,(C) outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions,(D) slander,(E) gossip, arrogance, and disorder.(F) 21 I fear that when I come my God will again[c] humiliate me in your presence, and I will grieve for many who sinned before and have not repented(G) of the moral impurity, sexual immorality,(H) and promiscuity(I) they practiced.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:19 Or Have you thought . . . to you?
  2. 2 Corinthians 12:20 Lit be as you want
  3. 2 Corinthians 12:21 Or come again my God will

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