2Cor 1:15-2:2

15Since I was sure of this, I wanted to come to you first, so that you might have a double favor;16I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you from Macedonia and have you send me on to Judea.17Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans according to ordinary human standards, ready to say “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time?18As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been “Yes and No.”19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not “Yes and No”; but in him it is always “Yes.”20For in him every one of God's promises is a “Yes.” For this reason it is through him that we say the “Amen,” to the glory of God.21But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us,22by putting his seal on us and giving us his Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.23But I call on God as witness against me: it was to spare you that I did not come again to Corinth.24I do not mean to imply that we lord it over your faith; rather, we are workers with you for your joy, because you stand firm in the faith.Chapter 21So I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit.2For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained?