2 Corinthians 1:23-24 New Matthew Bible (NMB)
He explains the reason for his absence. He exhorts them to forgive the man who was fallen, and to receive him again with love.
23 I call God as a witness to my soul that it was to favour you that I did not go any more to Corinth. 24 Not that we are lords over your faith, but are helpers of your joy.