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For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed. 9
I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters. 10
For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.” 11
Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present.