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1 Corinthians 4:21

Context
NETBible

What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod of discipline 1  or with love and a spirit of gentleness?

XREF

1Co 5:5; 2Co 3:10; 2Co 10:1; 2Co 10:2,6,8; 2Co 12:20,21; 2Co 13:2; 1Th 2:7; Jas 3:17

NET © Notes

tn Grk “rod.” Context indicates that this rod will be used for disciplinary purposes.

sn Paul is using the term rod in this context to refer to his apostolic authority to discipline those who have become arrogant in the Corinthian church and have attempted to undermine his ministry (cf. 4:18-19).



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