1 Corinthians 4:18-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
18 Now some have become [a]arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the [b]words of those who are arrogant but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in [c]words but in power. 21 What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?