10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh(A) in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.(B)

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Preach(A) the word;(B) be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke(C) and encourage(D)—with great patience and careful instruction.

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