Timothy's Encouraging Report
g But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, h as we also to see you -
therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress i we were comforted concerning you by your faith.
For now we live, if you j stand fast in the Lord.
For what thanks can we render to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sake before our God,
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face k and perfect what is lacking in your faith?
Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, l direct our way to you.
And may the Lord make you increase and m abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,
so that He may establish n your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.
For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.
Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
2 Corinthians 13:9
For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
"The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ' Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.'"
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God.
1 Thessalonians 4:10
And indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.
2 Thessalonians 2:17
Comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.